Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Zealand Trail, Zealand Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 20, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road was opened today after noon. (Also Haystack and Gale River Roads) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Slush, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were very easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Not yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We did the walk through from south to north. Barebooted until we hit Mt. Bond. Used snowshoes to come down to West Bond and out to West Bond and then on to Guyout. The ground was bare at Guyout and a short time after entering the woods to head over to Zealand the snow returned and we used snowshoes again. The monorail was very stable up on this section and the stretch by West Bond. We kept the snowshoes on until the ladder section coming down to Zealand hut. From here it was snow, ice and bare ground very difficult to decide what to use on your feet. The monorail was very unstable and the snow very slushy. When we got to the hut we found out that the road is now open. This did not help us as we had the car parked out on 302.  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-04-20 
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