Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Owl's Head, Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Lincoln Brook Trail, Black Pond Trail, bushwhack, Lincoln Brook Trail, Twin Brook Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 28, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln Woods Visitor Center was packed, had to park a ways down the road.  
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 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: We bushwhacked 1 mile past Black Pond so we missed the first 2 water crossings but the one we did cross towards Owl Head was high had to take our shoes off to keep them dry and just walked through it, we had to do the same thing during the river crossing heading towards Thirteen Falls Campground.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dog friendly! Saw a lot of them out on the trail!  
Bugs: Used "Ben's Tick & Insect Repellent" and the bugs weren't too bad! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This loop is 33.6M, used a compass to bushwhack 1M past Black Pond to find our way back on the Lincoln Brook Tr. to Owl Head (this avoided the first 2 river crossings). There was one river crossing toward OwlHead that we had to take our shoes off to cross, wanted to keep our boots dry as best as we can for the long hike, Once we summited Owl Head we hiked the 3.5M towards Thirteen falls campsite, this 3.5M was very slow due to the amount of Mud/swamp areas on the trail, also keep your eyes peeled for the trail towards the beginning it was hard to find during some spots but very doable. The river crossing towards the campsite was unavoidable to keep dry so we took our shoes off and walked across. Camped out for the night then started the hike on day 2 at 6:15am. We took the 2.6 miles up Twin Brook Tr. to Galehead which was relatively dry! Headed up Twinway to South Twin Mt. then hiked the 2M to Mt. Guyot, this 2 mile stretch still has a good amount of snow for the entire length, everyone we saw was barebooting but we put on our microspikes for better traction however it's doable without spikes if you don't have them. We then summited West Bond, Mt. Bond and Bondicliff all of which had dry trails, some muddy sections but very avoidable. The 6.2M on Bondcliff Trail was again dry for the most part with some muddy patches here and there but avoidable. Then took the Lincoln Woods Tr. back to the car.  
Name: Amanda Ricciardi 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-05-29 
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