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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
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: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln Woods was empty when I left the car and when I finished. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing above the hut was challenging 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Sign for the Zealand spur on the Twinway is gone. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: Jack 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-12-06 
Link
Link: http:// 
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