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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No problem. Lincoln Woods ranger station has ample parking.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Negligible.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails had a few blow-downs. Otherwise, there was a huge risk of eye injury.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one golden on my way back, and she was having the time of her life.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: One synthetic balaclava left at the trail signboard.  
 
Comments
Comments: It was a fantastic day out. Trails are generally in good condition and if you're looking to bag the Bonds, they're certainly good enough -- now's the time to move. However, if you're not careful, you can add about half an hour plus some frustration. There's an approach to Mt Bond summit that wraps around unnecessarily, and there's a substantial amount of bushwhacking to get through all this. As you get out of the col and are significantly along your way, keep checking the GPS. Don't blindly follow the footsteps.

The Bondcliff trail from Lincoln Woods was about as good as you could want. Smooth, good traction, and easy to figure out where to go.

Photos are on my blog, and there's more where those came from. Going to bed now -- 22 miles is hard. Check back on my blog in the coming days for more imagery.  
Name
Name: Protean Hiker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: hiker@proteanwanderer.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-14 
Link
Link: http://www.proteanwanderer.com/2019/03/15/trip-report-bondcliff-mt-bond-west-bond/ 
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