|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Guyot, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, West Bond, NH|
||North Twin Trail, herd path, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, Guyot campsite spur, West Bond Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, June 15, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||I was pleased to learn Haystack Road was open - thanks to yesterday's poster for lifting my spirits as I was heading out the door. I was the first one in the lot @ 7:30 AM. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||I had briefly toyed with the idea of taking North Twin Trail over all three crossings but with the overnight rains I decided against it and took the herd path instead. The third crossing was not a problem. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A couple of blowdowns right after the third crossing on North Twin Trail. Shorty beyond these is a patch of others that are difficult to maneuver around...and will destroy a cheap poncho while trying :) A couple others might be easy to bend under but with an overnight bag not so much. Much obvious work done clearing trees @ Guyot campsite and West Bond Spur. |
||I barely noticed one well-behaved dog @ Guyot campsite. |
|Lost and Found:
||Day one of an overnight trip...|
Other than the fallen trees on the lower portion of North Twin Trail it was a little wet due to the overnight rain. Same with North Twin Spur. No major issues on Twinway, Bondcliff Trail to Bondcliff or West Bond Spur.
I started in the rain and as predicted it stopped sooner than later however the clouds were still hanging around on North Twin. On approach to South Twin at the view of the summit the clouds started breaking showing blue skies above. After that it was increasingly clear and comfy over Bond to Bondcliff and back. I hung out on Bondcliff in solitude late afternoon enjoying the stunning views. After dinner I headed up to West Bond for the sunset which was a perfect ten with no clouds or humidity.
Not a whole lot of people out on the trails - most of those I encountered were around Guyot campsite (spring is flowing well there BTW). Despite the wet start it turned into an excellent day on some wonderful trails and peaks.
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.