Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Herd path, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Left a car at Lincoln Woods and parked another at the end of Little River Road. There are signs posted at the very end that say “ No Vehicles Past This Point” so we didn’t park there (others did though). Parked north of the fire hydrant with wheels on the road. No issues.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Skipped the first two crossings on North Twin Trail and was able to cross the third on dry rocks. All of the crossings on Bondcliff Trail had either solid snowbeidges or exposed rocks to cross on. Feet stayed dry on every crossing.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of blowdowns along the trail - nothing that we couldn’t easily step over, duck under, or walk around. The spur trail down to the Guyot Campsite and the paths within the site itself is a different story - a total mess. We quickly lost any semblance of a path or corridor and simply bushwhacked down directly to the shelter.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn’t see any out there.  
Bugs: None.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing.  
Comments: Wore our snowshoes up to the third river crossing on the North Twin Trail. We were able to use the exposed rocks to make a dry crossing. Snow shoes then until just before the junction of the Twinway and Bondlciff Trail. No one had been on the Twinway between South Twin and Guyot in quite a while so we broke it out. Bare boots over the exposed rocks near Guyot and then snow shoes again down to the Guyot Shelter. The campsite is a mess - huge clusters of downed trees everywhere. No daamage to the shelter and the platforms looked fine. The water was flowing near the shelter. We had the whole place to ourselves Saturday night. We skipped West Bond on the way out on Sunday and the trails were well packed out. Wore snow shoes until the flat part of Bondcliff Trail/Lincoln Woods Trail - bard booted the rest of the way. Could have done the exposed section of Bondcliff in spikes.  
Name: Michael and Monica 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-03 
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