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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, February 12, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings are solidly bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Maybe six or seven blowdowns. Maybe four required crawling under 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 5 of us did a Bond traverse from North to South. 3 of us put snowshoes on for Zealand Rd and 2 bare-booted. After the road we all used snowshoes the rest of the day. The trail was not broken out and most of the time there was no sign of previous tracks. The depth of fresh/blown-in snow ranged from maybe 4" to 14" excluding drifts. A couple drifts had 2 feet or more of snow to break. The deepest snow was encountered coming down from Bondcliff. The only places which didn't require breaking trail were near Guyot summit and the ridge between Bond and Bondcliff. Both these areas had a shallow layer of crusty/icy snow that would break when walked on. The ledge coming off Bondcliff had enough snow that it wasn't too difficult to descend. Winds started very high and were high through Guyot but after that it dropped quickly so anything north of West Bond may be blown in but south of that there should be a track.  
Name
Name: Rick Simmons 
E-Mail
E-Mail: RickNH1@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-12 
Link
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