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: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking in the large Lincoln Woods fee parking lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Some of the water crossings on the Bondcliff Trail required stepping on rocks that were over topped by a good flow of water. I witnessed one hiker whose foot dipped in to the stream when a rock moved. If the Sunday rains occur as forecast some of these crossings may prove to be difficult. Interestingly, a former water crossing on the old railroad bed is now dry as the brook plunges down a sinkhole and flows through subterranean boulders. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in good condition. There are some downed trees on the ground or slightly above ground which is in keeping with wilderness standards. One tree required a slight duck under which requires no immediate action. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one dog. At higher elevations the water is scarce. 
Bugs: There were some bugs down low but they were no problems while moving and only somewhat bothersome when stopped. At higher elevations the winds kept the insects away 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great day on the hike to the Bonds. Nice start to the hike with Ashley who headed off to Owl's Head via the Black Pond bushwhack to avoid the Franconia and Lincoln Brook crossings. Plenty of other hikers from Galehead, Guyot, and Zealand. One AT hiker from Roanoke was blue blazing the Bonds today. The winds were intense on the Bondcliff Ridge in the AM. The gusts were coming from Hellgate Valley impacting the ridge between Bondcliff and Bond. I had to crouch down at times to avoid a knockdown on the stronger blasts. The views from all three summits were magnificent today. Three-toothed Cinquefoil, Labrador Tea, and Mountain Cranberries in bloom at higher elevations. Lady's Slipper and Bunchberries were flowering down lower.  
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-06-25 
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