|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, NH|
||Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, June 27, 2014|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty at Lincoln Woods. When I got there at 5 AM, there were only about 10-15 cars, but when I got back at 2 PM, it was full and bustling. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||There were five major unbridged brook crossings. The first four were a little tricky due to high water conditions; I got my feet wet on those ones. The last one was the easiest- no wet feet and plenty of rocks to hop on. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||The trails both in and out of the Pemi Wilderness were in excellent shape, aside from some standing water and mud in spots. |
||The water crossings and the scramble before Bondcliff's summit may be tricky for both human and canine. |
||The bugs were moderately bad- down low, it was mostly small mosquitoes and flies, but on the summits, particularly Bondcliff, the bugs were rather big; I saw a few bees and wasps. |
|Lost and Found:
||Excellent weather for #37/38! The trail was very wet and muddy in spots, with some standing/running water in places, but once on the ridge, the views were to die for! The WMG is right about the views from here being unsurpassed in the Whites.|
Was originally planning to hit West Bond also, but my mind said no. Glad I skipped it, because my whole body was sore as heck by the time I got back onto the Lincoln Woods Trail.
Roundtrip distance was 20.6 mi with 4,150 feet of elevation gain; 8:50 personal book time.
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.