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Peaks
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Zealand Road, Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at LW and at the lot across the street from Zealand campground off Rte 302 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water levels are low, so no issues. Light traction and trekking poles help on ice coated rocks.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: On Twinway and West Bond Spur there are several leaners and blowdowns, see prior reports by Sunshine and Snowflea for more details. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Hopefully hikers will only bring seasoned experienced dogs on this trek, like the dog I saw on WB spur that tried to kiss me. 
Bugs
Bugs: None gladly  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost, always gaining introspection. 
 
Comments
Comments: I used light traction starting from Zealand hut. Fast conditions up to Zealand Mountain on a snow covered still bony trail. Mostly unpacked powder and some knee deep drifts up high with very little ice. Met up with Sunshine and Bobcat on WB Spur as they smoothed the trail out with snowshoes; they were the only hikers we saw today other then a large youth group at the hut. Epic weather made for an amazing day on the Bonds with Al and Billy.  
Name
Name: Rachel 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ball one three one one at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-12-04 
Link
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