Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, Mt. Garfield, Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Lincoln Woods. Tons of cars. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Black Brook running high, usual rocks are underwater on 1-2 of the crossings on Bondcliff Trail. Poles recommended for balance. I managed to keep my feet dry but it was a bit hairy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: It's that weird shoulder season where you can see all of the winter damage as the snow melts, but crews haven't gone out yet to clean up. Particularly rough sections were the Twinway from Guyot to South Twin (constant blowdown and horrible postholes), and the Franconia Ridge Trail from Little Haystack to Flume (lots of blowdown). Scattered blowdown and poor drainage throughout the entire loop. It's springtime, people! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw many dogs enjoying the weekend. Several of them were wearing "boots" to protect paws. 
Bugs: The gnats are certainly out on Franconia Ridge. Other than that, fairly minimal. Didn't get any ticks. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Beautiful weekend, couldn't have asked for better. As the peak hiking season kicks off, please remember to pick up your trash and stay on the trails...LNT!  
Name: Kris 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-05-23 
Link: http:// 
Bookmark and Share 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.

Copyright 2009-2019, All Rights Reserved