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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. 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: Monday, January 11, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Rd is closed for the winter adding 3.5 miles 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The crossings above Zealand hut have solid ice bridges. The crossings on Zealand Tr and Bondcliff Tr are all rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdowns somewhere on the ridge. I forget where honestly 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
 
Comments
Comments: Great day to do a traverse with a friend and we didn't see a single soul today. With the conditions, the undercast, and the great views we got a treat. Thanks to some intel from a friend who did it on Friday we were able to leave the snowshoes in the car. Barebooted to Zealand Hut and spikes to Lincoln Woods. There was a solid base on the section from Zealand to Guyot but there was a couple inches of drifted snow on top of everything so it was sometimes hard not to slide off the compacted base and posthole off to the side of the trail. With a few more inches of drifted snow it should get repacked with snowshoes to reconsolidate. Some sections of dry trail on the summit cone of Bondcliff and packed snow everywhere else. Be careful as branches coming down Bondcliff Tr are at that perfect face whacking level  
Name
Name: Heat Lightning  
E-Mail
E-Mail: ecs@mountainlogworks.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-12 
Link
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