Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Twin Mountain, Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Franconia Brook Trail, Twin Brook Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, December 24, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty at Lincoln woods , totally worth it to pay the $3 and not have to shovel out a spot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Goggles 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: some tricky un-bridged crossings on Franc brook also on lower Bondcliff 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Twin brook trail brutal, un-broken Drifty and difficult tofollow especially approaching Galehead, lots of heavy snow and ice coated lean ins to plow through(wouldn't want to be w/out gators here!)Bondcliff tr had some difficult spots too 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw no dogs, or people in 16 hours, and most surprisingly only some deer and rabbit tracks(no moose) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: started from Lincoln woods at 230am followed some old tracks almost all the way to 13 falls broke trail the rest of the trek after that, switched from micros to snowshoes about halfway up Twin brook and kept them on till the bottom of Bondcliff tr near Wilderness jct.

Twin brook was the most difficult part as it was difficult to follow and side sloping almost all the way, ate a very quick lunch tucked in to a corner of the boarded up Galehead hut(excellent view). The ridge headed up Bondcliff from bond was typically vicious with hurricane force gusts and a wind chill approaching -30 below.

this will surely go down as one of the most difficult treks I have ever done, it became increasingly in the clear as the day went on making for some nice views from the bonds, that and a sense of accomplishment made all 25.3 miles seem worth it though, returned to Lincoln woods at 630pm (was planning on 12-13hrs max, wasn't planning on breaking trail almost the whole way)  
Name: Patrick from Cape cod 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-01-01 
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