Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, June 29, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Full but still 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 reasonable and rock hopable, did almost lose our sunglasses case when we crossed one from a slight slip. Fortunately it pinned itself against a rock so we could grab it.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: surprising amount of blowdowns on Lincoln Woods Trail past the bridge. But nothing you can't get under or over. A bunch of mud on Lincoln Woods Trail  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw two dogs, it was hot but they seemed to be happy  
Bugs: plenty even with a bunch of bug spray 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We had originally camped out by Franconia Brook to bypass the first 3 miles of lincoln woods trail but the day before (28th) we had a black bear encounter and packed up and slept in our car. We started at 3:30am Friday and got back to the car at 5:51pm. Great day and great views along the ridgeline. It was hot but fortunately the breeze rolling through kept us mostly cooled. We were sweating a lot especially below tree line and drank a TON of water. Enjoyed the views at each peak and it wasn't terribly crowded at any of the peaks. About 1.5hrs or so on our way down there were a series of rolling thunder but we never experienced any rain, not sure what happened at the top. Overall an absolutely great day and glad we stuck around to enjoy the views and cross three more mountains off our list. While there is plenty of water along the trail for you to filter I would still bring some with you especially for the ridgeline where you don't have as much access. Especially on these much hotter days coming up. Even with several applications of sunscreen I still got a small non painful sun burn at my hairline. I think I found my new favorite hike :D  
Name: Sammy 
E-Mail: the antinoros at gmail .com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-02 
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