|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, NH|
||Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, June 1, 2014|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of room at the Lincoln Woods fee lot |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Brook crossings on Bondcliff Trail were rock hops with some rocks slightly submerged |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails in good condition. No obstacles. Some minor erosion from brook spill overs on to trail during high water (Irene?) |
||Met a wonderfully behaved husky and a nice black dog who would have liked some of my M&Ms. Some dogs may need assistance on the steep rock section just below the Bondcliff summit |
||A few flies on Mt Bond and West Bond summits otherwise it was another bug free day |
|Lost and Found:
||The trails were mainly dry. The few wet and muddy areas frequently had railroad ties, rocks, roots, or bypasses to help get by with dry boots. The brook crossings were not difficult at today's water levels although that could change with rainfall. New wood railing on Licoln Woods trail in place of the orange mesh fencing at the washed out banking along the East Branch.|
Perfect weather for a hike to the Bonds. Just a smidgeon of snow on the Bondcliff Trail just north of the summit of Mt Bond. Painted Trillium, Red Trillium, Clintonia, and Hobblebush flowering at the lower elevation while Diapensia was in bloom in the alpine zone between Bondcliff and Mt Bond.
Met and had conversations with many other hikers including Brian and Crystal the trail maintainers for the Isolation Trail.
||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.