Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Saw the forest service doing some kind of construction on the ranger station at Lincoln Woods. Use the detour near the pay station to access the trails 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossing are easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All the blowdowns heading to West Bond have been cleared 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One amazing dog faught through swarms of flies and baking sun, and did this entire 23 mile hike with no problems or complaints. If she can do it, you can do it 
Bugs: Some mosquitoes in along the wet parts of Lincoln Woods. There was no wind today, so swarms of black flies were all over the summits 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: All the trails are in pretty good shape. Just a few blowdowns on the beginning part of Bondcliff trail. Some patchy mud but avoidable. Rivers crossings are easy. The snow is completely gone from everywhere, even West Bond. There were some mosquitoes along the streams in the lower elevations, but that should be expected this time of year. There is a sweet spot between about 2600' and treeline where there are no bugs. But once we got to treeline there were swarms of black flies everywhere. Once back in the trees up to Bond and West Bond they disappeared again. It was a beautiful day, but I would have preferred more wind to keep them away. The West Bond Spur was in surprisingly good shape. Snow is all gone, and the blowdowns have all been cleared. Sill a good hike despite the bugs.  
Name: Ross 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-13 
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