Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Garfield, Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, Twinway, Garfield Ridge Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water crossings on the Bondcliff trail were all easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Water sources for dogs in the summer: Two lower crossings of the Black Brook are always flowing, the higher one was flowing yesterday, this has been a wet summer so it should keep flowing but it can dry out with lack of rain. Up on the ridge to South Twin there is the Guyot Campsite spring. Galehead Hut you can fill on water. Between the hut and Mount Garfield there is a reliable one in one of the cols, the "waterfall" part of the trail is flowing right now, and the Garfield Tentsite right above this. There is the Garfield Pond about a half mile or so below the summit. From here to the bottom of the Osseo Trail, about 12 miles, do not rely on any sources. You have drop down to Greenleaf Hut or Liberty Spring Campsite. 
Bugs: mosquitoes, black flies, and deer flies are out. Bring your bug spray or move fast! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Lower Bondcliff Trail from the wilderness boundary to Camp 16 turn has a few small blowdowns across the trail, most could be removed with a handsaw, but a few will need an axe. Past the Camp 16 turnoff the trail is in mostly good shape, albeit becoming more and more eroded. Some muddy spots, one short nasty stretch around the lower two water crossings of Black Brook. Twinway, Garfield Ridge, Franconia Ridge, and Osseo Trail are in good shape.

FYI, Garfield Ridge is rugged with numerous up and downs, the rocks tend to dry slower than most trails so expect greasy rocks and slippery roots.

Great morning in the Pemi, was out early enough to have the Bonds-Guyot-Twin range all to myself :)  
Name: Chris 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-07-13 
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