|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, NH|
||Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, May 17, 2013|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Large WMNF fee parking with rest rooms. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The first crossing of Black Brook required stepping on submerged rocks. All other crossings were easy. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails in pretty good condition. There are some tree falls requiring step overs, swing unders, or circumvention. The worst is an evergreen lengthwise in the trail. |
||Should be fine. I once saw a dog that couldn't ascend the steep rock outcrop just below the summit of Bondcliff |
||Almost none! Just a few near the point the old Wilderness Trail met the Bondcliff Trail. |
|Lost and Found:
||Saw a shirt had been hung at the Osseo junction with Lincoln Woods Trail. ||
||The snow is rapidly disappearing. One can easily ascend Bondcliff and Bond without flotation or traction. Between Bond and West Bond there were stretches of snow up to about three feet in depth. The monorail was solid on this cool day so I did not posthole. There were some bare ground between snow covered trail. I elected to use microspikes in this section although some hikers bare booted. There was minimal mud that was easy to get by or walk over. Generally the trails were free of obstructions with usually tree falls lying on the ground. There were a few downed trees above the trail surface.|
The day's weather became progressively better. By the afternoon nice views opened up.
Met a group from Sunapee high school and students from UVM and UNH. Also another group who had camped at Guyot Thursday night. Many hikers camping at Guyot Friday night.
||WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.