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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.
The eroded Bondcliff Trail
The eroded Bondcliff Trail

Route: Lincoln Woods 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

Lincoln Woods was its usual tedious self; much easier to take first thing in the morning.

Bondcliff Trail had patches of mud, running water, etc. and blowdowns. I could see in a few places were someone could be tricked into following a herd path or drainage. Hillary Stumble was dry, as was the ridge. Some mud in places between the peaks.

Lots of slick rock on the Twinway between Guyot and Zealand, as well as below Zeacliff. Also some deep mud/flooded trail/floating bog bridges in places.

Zealand Trail was a little slick/muddy in the rocky area.

Early start allowed for climbing in the cooler temperatures. Occasional breeze made for nice walking in places. Still some flowers in bloom. Very crowded trails.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Parking Elevation: 1,170'
Destination: Bondcliff
Time Elapsed: 03:42
Trailhead Elevation: 1,170'
Summit Elevation: 4,265'
Distance: 9.1 miles
Vertical Gain: 3,245'
Destination: Mt. Bond
Time Elapsed: 00:39
Trailhead Elevation: 4,265'
Summit Elevation: 4,698'
Distance: 1.2 miles
Vertical Gain: 718'
Destination: Mt. Bond (West Peak)
Time Elapsed: 00:34
Trailhead Elevation: 4,698'
Summit Elevation: 4,540'
Distance: 1 mile
Vertical Gain: 420'
Destination: Mt. Guyot
Time Elapsed: 00:48
Trailhead Elevation: 4,540'
Summit Elevation: 4,580'
Distance: 1.3 miles
Vertical Gain: 510'
Destination: Zealand Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:43
Trailhead Elevation: 1,170'
Summit Elevation: 4,260'
Vertical Gain: 320'
Hike Time Elapsed: 09:49
Hike Vertical Gain: 5,259'


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

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

Looking at West Bond, the Franconia Ridge, and Mt. Garfield from Mt. Bond - Click to enlarge
Looking at West Bond, the Franconia Ridge, and Mt. Garfield from Mt. Bond

Looking down the Bondcliff Trail on the way to West Bond
Looking down the Bondcliff Trail 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. Bond and West Bond from Mt. Guyot - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Bond and West Bond from Mt. Guyot

The rocky Twinway on the way to Zealand Mountain
The rocky Twinway on the way to Zealand Mountain

A lack of views from the summit of Zealand Mountain - Click to enlarge
A lack of views from the summit of 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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