Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Twin Mountain, Mt. Guyot, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, Wilderness Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 7, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Big lots at lincoln woods and gale river 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Gale River - water levels were up after storms during the week - first crossing - some rocks were under several inches of water but level should go down. All other crossings rock hoppable from Gale River down to Bondcliff though some rocks were wet. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One new blowdown on Gale River since last week but easily gotten under, one new blowdown on Bondcliff easily stepped over. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 4 canines on the trails today. Little water from South Twin to Bondcliff except Guyout Campsite. Small pool on top of Bondcliff which one dog really enjoyed, water on Bondcliff from .5 miles below Bondcliff summit to the junction with Wilderness trail 
Bugs: a few heading up Gale River but none on other trails 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Given clouds last week this was a do over for me. Sunny all the way to S Guyot and then building clouds but they broke at opportune times on Bond and Boncliff for pictures. Gale River - first river crossing water was up about 6 inches from last week so several rocks at first crossing were under water - given rain during the days before I headed up I'd expect water to drop after a day or so. Other crossings on Gale River easy (at top crossing someone has laid down a few small tree trunks making a solid bridge). A fair amount of mud and water on the trail. Garfield Ridge - A bit of mud. Twinway - a big mud puddle right before heading up South Twin. In places on the steeps up South Twin water was running on the rocks but not too slick. Bondcliff - on stretch below Bondcliff summit to uppermost water crossing several stretches of water running down the trail and mud. A fair amount of mud on Bondcliff especially from lower most water crossing to junction with Wilderness trail particularly on stretch relocated off the logging road. FYI - On Bond summit they are really doing a lot to keep people on the trail - in addition to stone walls mentioned in posts on VFTT they have also piled up a lot of branches alongside the trail.  
Name: Brian from Maine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-08-08 
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