Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Zealand Trail, Zealand Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln Woods plowed, lot on 302 plowed  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all crossings were easy rock hops, not frozen solid yet so careful placement required 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of blowdowns on Bondcliff trail, one crawl under on the Twinway approaching Zealand, overall trails in great shape for this time of year!  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: n/a 
Bugs: n/a 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: n/a 
Comments: Beautiful day for the traverse of the Bonds and Zealand. Heading up Bondcliff was uneventful, not that much snow on the Lincoln side. We bare booted until after the water crossings then snowshoes the entire rest of the way. Only one other hiker on the Bonds so snow was loose and unconsolidated. After Bondcliff the fun began, 6-8 inches of new powder plus drifts, some waist deep, made the going a little slow over Guyot and by then weather was coming in with some strong wind gusts. Zealand was a winter wonderland! No tracks from the summit all the way to the junction with the Ethan Pond trail then packed out to the hut and out. The caretaker at Zealand greeted us with homemade pumpkin cake and hot water, just what we needed to make it the remaining 7 miles out to the parking lot on 302!  
Name: danielle 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-09 
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