Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, July 21, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Sunday afternoon around 4 when we arrived the lot was maybe 75% full. Upon our return Monday about 6 pm it was maybe 25% full. The ranger station doesn't seem to be staffed or maybe has limited hours and this has perhaps affected the condition, and the existence of necessary supplies in the rest rooms. In other words, bring TP just in case.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hopping sufficed at all crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There is a large beech blowdown less than a mile into the Bondcliff Trail. It is a climbover, unless you don't have a large pack, in which case there is room for you to duck under.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: We saw two dogs; the owner held them as we passed so that they wouldn't follow us and join our "pack". 
Bugs: A few mosquitoes and deer flies, but I didn't use DEET or anything and was OK.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There were a pair of sneakers at the right turn of the Bondcliff Trail (the former beginning of the Bondcliff trail, near the old trestle. We left them there. There was also a large Coleman tent in its carrying bag and a large sleeping bag in its stuff sack just after the second crossing of Black Brook. I don't blame the owner too much for abandoning them there, the tent must weigh 30 lbs.  
Comments: Overnight trip to the Bonds. We camped one night at our secret campsite away from the trail and brook. We noticed that the trailside campsites that used to be closed to camping along the Bondcliff trail, and along the Pemi near the trestle and then where camping seemed to be allowed a few years back, are again signed as closed to camping. Trip was a killer, we prefer it as a two night trip for sure. Thanks to Gammy, Lone Wolf, and Hi-Vis for a good trip.  
Name: greatoz 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-07-21 
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