|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH|
||Herd path, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, West Bond Spur, Bondcliff Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail |
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, April 10, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||No cars when we arrived at Little River rd.
5 Cars at Lincoln Woods |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The third water crossing looked challenging so we played it safe and got out the trash compactor bags and duct tape. We went up stream where it looked shallow. Water was about 10 inches high where we crossed.
All other water crossings were manageable. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||After the water crossing on the NTT we put hillsounds on. The trail was a mix of hard pack snow and areas of ice with an inch of snow cover. Sharp hillsounds worked well on the steep N.Twin section until my hillsound broke. Hard pack base between the peaks, where the other hillsound broke - luckily I had an extra pair or it would have been a very long day. Leaving South Twin we said good bye to E.S. and B.F. where there was significant ice on ledges that can be done with care. Twinway is uneven and slowed us down a bit with some postholes. We did a little dance when we got to the West Bond Spur junction and saw that the trail was like a sidewalk! At the col between Mt Bond and Boncliff we took traction off. Once down the 'Hilary Steps' traction went back on - It's here we encountered the hard shiny ice flow sections. Took traction off at last significant water crossing. Lincoln Woods was a bit muddy. All in all it was an epic traverse, and we only saw ONE other! Thanks to Preacher for keeping me company. |
||Rachel & Preacher |
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Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.