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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, bushwhack, Pemi Eastside Trail, Pine Island Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 12, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln Woods had cars parked along NH112 from the day before and was overflowing again yesterday evening.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossing of Black Brook were easy, the 3rd was dry but the 4th had plenty water for refilling. I was able to cross the Pemi just above it's confluence with Black Brook. The flow was around 125 cfs and I was able to rock hop but had to jump onto a couple submerged rocks. Only the outside of my boots and bottom of my pant legs got wet. Marlie had to jump in. Before crossing I met a family of 3 that were asking when the suspension bridge got washed away. :( They had not been in the area for 10 years. I had to explain that it was not the river that destroyed it. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lower Bondcliff Tr is a little brushy in spots but not too bad. Above the second crossing there is one spot of deep mud. The fallen leaves disguise it well. Blazes are few and far between but the corridor is easy to follow. I don't recall seeing any blazes on the Pemi Eastside Tr. All other trails in great shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of miles but easy terrain for most dogs. Very little water above the 4th crossing on Bondcliff Tr. Plan accordingly and bring a bottle for your dog. Lots of well behaved dogs today but a couple thoughtless owners.  
Bugs
Bugs: Some buzzing but none biting. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Great day for an out and back of The Bonds. We started just after 7 am and made it to West Bond shortly before noon then back to Lincoln Woods just after 5 pm. Lots of hikers out today. We played leapfrog with a few on the way up. All were nice and enjoying the day. One man told me that there was close to 70 people at Guyot Campsite the night before. Seeking some solitude on the walk back, Marlie and I crossed the Pemi to the Pemi Eastside Tr. I followed it a short distance up to the Cedar Brook/Wilderness Tr junction then back towards Lincoln Woods. We only saw 3 others until the last half mile. There is still some nice foliage in the valleys. Thank you Marlie for another great walk in the woods.

23.4 mi 4900' elev + 10 hr  
Name
Name: IQuest 
E-Mail
E-Mail: iandanner@hotmail com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-10-13 
Link
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