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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Gale River Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 24, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: lots of cars at the Gale River TH and at Lincoln Woods. All the camping spots along the Gale River Road were full. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hopping, every creek and stream was passable. we had to run, hop and skip across the past water crossing coming down from the Bonds, water was running down the trail for a little ways but navigable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good shape, thank you trail ferries. Freshly painted white AT blazes on the Twinway 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw 2 adventurous dogs around Galehead and the Twins. tough climb up S Twin, but a a fit dog should be able to navigate it easier than us humans 
Bugs
Bugs: minimal 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: found a 1L blue nalgene water bottle 
 
Comments
Comments: Great traverse: 23.5 miles, took us 11 hrs. Dropped out bags at S Twin under blue bird skies and on the way to N Twin the sky fell out. We got soaked to the bone and were very cold in our shirts and running shorts. Weather looked ominous with minimal visibility and blowing wind. We thought seriously about retreating back to the car but decided to forge ahead expecting the worst but hoping for the best. Within 30 minutes the Sun returned and we had a beautiful hike. 2nd storm front came through right as we were descending Bondcliff. Highly recommend this route for a long dayhike with some jogging. Can run the majority of the 4.4 miles down Bondcliff to Lincoln Woods Trail. Last section is 4.7 miles of easy railroad grade doubletrack back to Lincoln Woods. Still sig snowdrifts b/t S Twin and the Guyot intersection, traction not required.  
Name
Name: mtndoc 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-05-26 
Link
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