|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Garfield, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH|
||Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, September 10, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||It probably rained for the first time in this area on this trip. The water crossings are all easy due to the minimal rain all summer. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Finally did it! Weather was great for our first Pemi Loop except for the descent off Bondcliff where it started to rain and hard enough at times that the trail got quite slick. We made it out, though. |
We went clockwise. The trails along the Franconia Ridge are gentle and easy to finish quick. Once you get off the Franconia Ridge, they deteriorate fast and get quite rough. The up-and-downs along the Garfield Ridge were not terrible, but the stair climb from hell up South Twin was miserable. Then over at Bond it is like you are on the Presidentials with all the bouldering that you have to do.
Long, but fun experience.
||BobTheLoveGoat at yahoo dot com |
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.