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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain , NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Wilderness Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Zealand Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road closed and gated. US 302 Zealand parking area plowed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First three crossings on Bondcliff Trail are open, but rock hoppable. Above there, snowbridged. Twinway crossings open but hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blowdowns on Wilderness Trail and Bondcliff Trail. Twinway from Guyot to Zeacliff is a mess - worse than late December. Lots of blowdowns, lots of leaners. Be very careful in navigating - some could be disorienting. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: May want to have leash handy for snowmobile trail crossings on Zealand Road. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: One hiker in our group lost a headband on the Bondcliff Trail below Bondcliff. 
 
Comments
Comments: Lincoln Woods Trail was packed. Starting on the Wilderness Trail, we had light trailbreaking for the rest of the day (other than a section near Zealand where we passed a group going southbound, but soon thereafter it was already drifted in). 1-3" new to Bondcliff (scramble south of the summit ridge is filling in nicely with snow), 6" or so from Bondcliff to Zeacliff area, with larger drifts. Some postholes along the Bondcliff ridge, but in general it was pretty well endowed with snow as compared to previous winter visits. Trails were decently packed for snowshoes after we passed through, however drifting and additional snow will change things. Zealand Trail was well packed, but snowshoes still a good idea. Zealand Road has a single snowshoe footbed broken out.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-01-20 
Link
Link: http://www.franklinsites.com/hikephotos/NewHampshire/bondcliff-2010-0120.php 
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