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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Herd path, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, February 22, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Haystack Road closed. Parked at end of Little River Rd. Plowed. We were only car.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Mostly all bridged. Couple rock hops coming down off of Bondcliff.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Jack and Andy had a great day. They are troopers.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Light powder over well packed base until Fire Wardens. Less well packed after, with from two to six inches and drifting higher. Spur trail had a lot of snow, eight to ten inches over decent base. Twinway had about a foot of light snow. With the deep snow up there, we spent a lot time ducking under snow covered branches. Short breather across Guyot then back into deep snow up to West Bond. Legs were getting a bit tired. Once down onto the ridge between Bond and Bondcliff,we switched to spikes and stayed in them til the far side of Bondcliff. The descent from Bondcliff was the worst part of the day. All side hill drifting with four to six inches of loose over a hard crust. Had to kick the shoes in to not slide down and fall, which we both managed to do several times. Once we got lower the snow was lighter. From Wilderness Trail out it was just a couple inches over a packed base. At Lincoln Brook Trail we switched into spikes and did the long trek out. It was a physically challenging day. The weather was incredible, mild temps and calm all day! We had great views all day. Lots of stops along the way to take pics and simply stare at the amazing Whites! Great hike with Bob, who stuck it out despite back issues.  
Name
Name: Wayne 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Pfwayne@hotmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-02-23 
Link
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