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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Garfield, Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 17, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty 
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, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged or easy hop 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Jack and Andy got knocked around a little by the gusts, but were comfortable in their Ruffwear.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Lincoln a highway. Osseo had fesh snow on top of well packed base. We used light traction, snowshoes would've worked too. Crampons would've been handy to get up the ladder section. Most of the ridge had about six inches of new snow over good base. One snowshoer had been through before us. Above treeline was a mix of hard packed or ice, and drifting. A single snowshoer was ahead of me on Garfield Ridge. Thanks for finding and breaking. Well packed out and solid from Garfield to S Twin. Twinway was drifted in. With the snowpack so deep trail finding is a challenge. I lost it several times. Sorry. Stayed in snowshoes til descent of Bond. Spikes till Bondcliff descent. Back in shoes through drifted snow and kept them on for stable footbed till down low. Spikes for long walk out on the well packed end of Bondcliff and LW. A little windy. A little cold. Thanks to Bob and the dogs for joining me til Lafayette. Great day out.  
Name
Name: Wayne 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Pfwayne@hotmail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-03-18 
Link
Link: http:// 
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