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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Garfield, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, Wilderness Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 19, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln woods is a great place to park year round. Just wonderful.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Goggles 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems on Lincoln Woods yet but becoming unstable, Bondcliff- the upper crossings still snowbridged, lower all exposed but passable. This could change in the next few weeks, or even days. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Osseo Trail- monorail, becoming unstable. Lots of postholes, snowshoes recommended. Trail between Liberty and Flume was full of postholes as well. Franconia Ridge was snowshoeable, but light traction would be necessary because of ice. Garfield ridge trail as usual is disgusting, full of leaners and blowdowns, with a LOT of snow. Most areas have a crust of snow and I left my snowshoe extension tails at home with no probs. Twinway was a litte bit of a squeeze but easy compared to Garfield ridge. Bondcliff was really in great shape for this time of year, however monorail was becoming unstable, snowshoes recommended for warm days. Wilderness was ok, but also has potential for being unstable in the near future.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Rocky stayed at home for this one, but no foreseeable dog related issues. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Snow on Garfield ridge was a lot deeper than 2 months ago when I attempted this trip. Blazes would be cool on both sides of the tree for those 6-8 times when the trail disappears because of 6 feet of snow, leaners and blowdowns. This way you could turn around and at least see what direction the trail is pointing? I know, I'm being picky, Garfield ridge will always be that trail. Sunday was amazing, it really felt like spring. Only 3 other hikers doing a Bonds traverse means lot's of you missed out! Water source at Garfield ridge camp was difficult to access, bring an axe if you will be camping. I cleared out Guyot's water source nicely to the spout. Happy Trails!  
Name
Name: Brian 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-03-21 
Link
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