Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond (attempt), NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot with maybe 15 cars when I started and maybe 1/3 full in the afternoon. Plenty of parking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings were manageable without getting boots wet. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Multiple blowdows as expected. I couldn't find a sign at the intersection where Bondcliff Trail splits right. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 1 dog who seemed to have enjoyed the day. 
Bugs: It was pretty windy so minimal. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: So I actually did this as a two day hike on Wednesday and Thursday and stayed at Guyot tentsite overnight. Both days were absolutely spectacular with perfect weather and only a handful of other hikers. The only difference was noticeably less standing water and mud on the trail today as the water from the rain on Tuesday continues to drain. There were a handful of blowdowns on Bondcliff Trail but all were easy to step over or duck under. The main exception was West Bond Spur, which as others have mentioned has a significant blowdown about halfway to the summit. It is currently not possible to get to the summit by way of the trail. It looks like there is a possible bushwack to the right of the blowdown, but I chose not to try it. ll water crossing were relatively easy with some careful selection of rocks. When I got to Guyot for the night I barely recognized it with all of the downed trees. Someone has clearly already put a lot of work into clearing the path and platforms and they were all able to be used although there were only six people there last night. Snow was not an issue with only a couple of patches that will likely be gone within a week. I had my microspikes but was happy to keep them in the bag. All in all a spectacular couple of days.  
Name: Matt 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-24 
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