Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Guyot, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, West Bond, NH
Trails: North Twin Trail, herd path, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, Guyot campsite spur, West Bond Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, June 15, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
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. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
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
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. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I barely noticed one well-behaved dog @ Guyot campsite. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: 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.  
Name: HMJ 
E-Mail: trailsntrees(at)gmail(dot)com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-06-16 
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