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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: Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: ONE car at Lincoln Woods at the start. ONE car at Lincoln Woods at the finish.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy rock hops except 4th crossing @ hairpin turn on Bondcliff Trail, where rocks were coated in a very slick glaze on the outbound; on the return a few hours later, ice had melted in the bright sun.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns were pretty easy to get over/around. Threw a few branches off trail and cleaned 10-12 leaf-filled waterbars in the mile or so above old Camp 16. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Started and finished by headlamp. Could've worn trail runners today. Sporadic ice began at hairpin turn on Bondcliff Trail and stayed sporadic until just before Bond. Dusting of new snow above ~3000 ft. Hillary Step was icy on the outbound and required care, not so icy on return 2+ hours later. Fresh bunny and fox tracks around Bond. :) Very icy from Bond to West Bond Spur. Beautiful intermittent undercast from all summits and an interesting 'refractive light arc' on Bondcliff. No real wind. Just a gorgeous late fall day.  
Name
Name: Snowflea 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-12-17 
Link
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