Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Skis 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Maybe 6 proper river crossings - thin sheets of ice on the water but they weren't stable. We rock hopped our way across those. There were also a few small stream crossings on Bondcliff Trail towards Lincoln Woods which were a pain on XC skis but would otherwise be easy to step over. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Bridge out on Lincoln Woods trail. About 5 blowdowns on Bondcliff Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a large microspike in a river crossing on the Bondcliff trail near Black Brook, left hanging on a dead tree. 
Comments: Bondcliff from Lincoln Woods is a long winter hike.

We XC skied Lincoln Woods and Bondcliff Trail up until Black Brook. Lincoln Woods is well packed down, Bondcliff Trail has seen some traffic but is just a little more powdery (maybe 1-2"). Easy conditions for skiing. We ditched the skis at Black Brook (in part because one of the bindings broke) and hiked up to Bondcliff from there. Bare-booted for a bit since there wasn't much snow. Added microspikes around 2000' and were happy with them until 3500'. For the final mile from there to tree-line, we were in 6-12" of unpacked powder, breaking trail. Unfortunately we didn't bring snow shoes with us today (we tried our best to keep the trail smooth anyway). Once we got to treeline, we were happy with our spikes again. There was a 10' scramble there that was a bit dicey - I could see it needing crampons in a few weeks it gets a bit more icy, but for now spikes were the way to go.  
Name: Andrew F 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-12 
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