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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
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues, plenty of space today 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There was one crossing on the Bondcliff trail about a mile past the junction with Franconia Brook trail where we needed to go upstream a ways to find a safe crossing. The first two bigger crossings further up Bondcliff trail were rock hoppable and the third and fourth ones were frozen and easily crossed.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A fair number of easy stepovers and a few duck unders on Bondcliff trail, some of which will be more of an issue with more snow. Some parts of Bondcliff down low were brushy and some small branches between Mt Bond and the West Bond spur and snow and ice covered and starting to lean into the trail. Everything else was in good shape.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Hannah had a great day - lots to sniff the whole way and decent temps. We leashed her between Bondcliff and partway up the ascent to Mt Bond because of the icy crust that she occasionally didn't break through - no major slips though and she handled the terrain like a pro. Didn't see any other dogs today. No open water past the second crossing on Bondcliff trail.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Cold start to the day. A bit of crusty ice and snow on Lincoln Woods trail, snow depth increased to a few inches at the start of the Bondcliff trail and up to about 8-10" between Bond and West Bond. Some boilerplate ice approaching Bondcliff - we put spikes on here and kept them on the rest of the day. Lots of breakable ice crust and thick glazing on Bondcliff. The snow is starting fill in the gaps up high but the rocks heading up to Mt Bond were tedious at times - Bondcliff to Mt Bond was definitely the toughest part of the day. No fresh tracks heading towards Guyot from the West Bond spur but we saw fresh bear tracks approaching Bondcliff. Great views with variable clouds and all summits in the clear, bit breezy heading back across the ridge but not as bad as forecasted, maybe 20-25mph at the most. Awesome day out with Hannah and Ali on another epic Bonds trip!  
Name
Name: Hikes with Hannah 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-11-22 
Link
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