Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Twin Mountain, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Franconia Brook Trail, Twin Brook Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of spaces at Lincoln Woods at 7:45 AM. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hops, a couple with a bit of creativity. Moderate flows. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Generally in excellent shape with easy navigation; a few blowdowns on the Franconia Brook and Twin Brook trails. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Surprisingly not an issue- there were a few flying around, but none biting. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Scenic and interesting 26.2-mile loop through the eastern half of the Pemi Wilderness. Much of the trail was completely dry- including all sections above treeline, and most of it at lower elevations (below 3500 feet). Microspikes were necessary for most of the Twinway between South Twin and the Bondcliff junction, and quite helpful for the West Bond spur and some of the Bondcliff Trail between the Twinway and Mt. Bond. Almost no ice or monorail beyond the Mt. Bond summit (heading towards Lincoln Woods). Patchy ice and monorail on the South Twin climb from Galehead- we thought spikes would have been more of a hindrance than a help for this section, but it would have been a different story if we were descending it. We saw at least 25 people heading for the Guyot Campsite- was going to be a busy night there!  
Name: Jason 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-05-22 
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