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Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, Mt. Bond (West Peak), Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain
Lincoln, NH, Bethlehem, NH, Livermore, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Bondcliff Trail
Looking up the Bondcliff Trail

Route: Lincoln Woods Trail, Wilderness Trail, Bondcliff Trail, (Bondcliff), Bondcliff Trail, (Mt. Bond), Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Trail, (West Bond), West Bond Trail, Bondcliff Trail, Twinway, (Mt. Guyot), Twinway, spur trail, (Zealand Mountain), spur trail, Twinway, Zealand Trail

Choosing to take the day off from work as to ensure decent weather, we set out in the wee hours of the morning from Lincoln Woods. Making decent time on the long, fairly flat Lincoln Woods Trail to Wilderness Trail trek, we soon reached the Bondcliff Trail junction. After a brief break, we were on our way up the mostly dry trail (with very few patches of snow).

Reaching Bondcliff, we were greeted with nice views and decent winds. After a break, we continued to Mt. Bond up a mostly snow-free Bondcliff Trail. Though the views were also good here, clouds were moving in.

There were still decent sized patches of snow between Mt. Bond and West Bond. Reaching West Bond, somewhat dark clouds were starting to from to the north.

After passing through more snow near the Guyot camping area, we crossed over the bare peaks of Mt. Guyot, finally ducking into the woods on the Twinway. Hoards of snow patches later, we reached the final summit of the day, Zealand Mountain.

Not long after passing Zealand, the trail became snow free. After a break at the hut, we headed out to Zealand Road along the flat Zealand Trail. A long but rewarding day!


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Bondcliff
Length: Very Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy
Destination: Mt. Bond
Length: Very Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Bond (West Peak)
Length: Very Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Guyot
Length: Very Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Zealand Mountain
Length: Very Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, May 22, 2009
Hike Commenced: 6:41 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,170'
Destination: Bondcliff
Ascent Commenced: 6:43 AM
Summit Reached: 10:23 AM
Time Elapsed: 03:40
Trailhead Elevation: 1,170'
Summit Elevation: 4,265'
Distance: 9.1 miles
Vertical Gain: 3,245'
Destination: Mt. Bond
Ascent Commenced: 10:38 AM
Summit Reached: 11:19 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:41
Trailhead Elevation: 4,265'
Summit Elevation: 4,698'
Distance: 1.2 miles
Vertical Gain: 718'
Destination: Mt. Bond (West Peak)
Ascent Commenced: 11:34 AM
Summit Reached: 12:06 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:32
Trailhead Elevation: 4,698'
Summit Elevation: 4,540'
Distance: 1 mile
Vertical Gain: 420'
Destination: Mt. Guyot
Ascent Commenced: 12:13 PM
Summit Reached: 1:04 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:51
Trailhead Elevation: 4,540'
Summit Elevation: 4,580'
Distance: 1.3 miles
Vertical Gain: 510'
Destination: Zealand Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 1:05 PM
Summit Reached: 1:47 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:42
Trailhead Elevation: 1,170'
Summit Elevation: 4,260'
Vertical Gain: 320'
Hike Ended: 4:21 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 9:40
Hike Vertical Gain: 5,259'


The Lincoln Woods Trail trailhead
The Lincoln Woods Trail trailhead

Alpine flowers near Bondcliff
Alpine flowers near Bondcliff

Looking at Mt. Carrigain from near the Bondcliff summit - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Carrigain from near the Bondcliff summit

Looking up the Bondcliff Trail on the way to Mt. Bond
Looking up the Bondcliff Trail on the way to Mt. Bond

Looking at Bondcliff from near the Mt. Bond summit - Click to enlarge
Looking at Bondcliff from near the Mt. Bond summit

Looking down the Bondcliff Trail at a grouse on the way to West Bond
Looking down the Bondcliff Trail at a grouse on the way to West Bond

Looking at South Twin from the West Bond summit - Click to enlarge
Looking at South Twin from the West Bond summit

The Bondcliff Trail on the way to Mt. Guyot
The Bondcliff Trail on the way to Mt. Guyot

Looking at Mt. Carrigain from Mt. Guyot - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Carrigain from Mt. Guyot

The changing of seasons on the Twinway on the way to Zealand Mountain
The changing of seasons on the Twinway on the way to Zealand Mountain

A lack of views as seen from Zealand Mountain - Click to enlarge
A lack of views as seen from Zealand Mountain




Directions to trailhead: To get to Lincoln Woods, take Route 112 East from I-93 past Loon to the Lincoln Woods WMNF fee parking area (left side of road). To get to the Zealand Trail trailhead, take US 302 west from Bartlett past Bretton Woods Ski Area. A few minutes after, take a left onto Zealand Road. The Zealand WMNF fee parking area and Zealand Trail trailhead are located at the end of the road.

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