|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH|
||Zealand Road, Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, December 5, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lincoln Woods was empty when I left the car and when I finished. |
||Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Crossing above the hut was challenging |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Sign for the Zealand spur on the Twinway is gone. |
|Lost and Found:
||Hard to tell the difference between the many many leaners and the blowdowns.|
Snowshoes are ESSENTIAL! They supported me on the crust when I had to go off trail. My poles frequently went in to the handles. Wrestling with the bendovers from Zeacliffe to Bond requires a lot of extra time and energy. I estimate this section took 2 to 3 hours longer than last month. I was very grateful to the recent hikers who left a track to follow. The bendovers completely obliterate the trail in many places. The trench was often my only quide. Navigation will be very challenging if we get enough snow to hide that trench.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.