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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bondcliff (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 11, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No one there upon arrival (0600), 5 cars there when I left 12 hrs. later. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hopping and a few now questionable snow bridges. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Significant number of evergreens with heavy powder bent over trail; some cases so bad trail is obscured. Be ready to push through some trees. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Don't take your dog. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: From the Lincoln Woods parking lot and along Lincoln Woods trail is not bad. Mostly monorail, but there is some slippery/breakable snow alongside. A couple more warm days and it will likely all be a mess.

From the start of Bondcliff to 2,000 ft elev. it's not bad. All bare bootable or snow shoes; I did one on the way there, one on the way back. There are a lot of snow laden evergreens; honestly a fair bit was more like bushwhacking. The trail was difficult to find a few times.

Then at around 2,200 ft. the powder is loose, fresh, and deep. I mean 22" standard with worse drifts. I broke trail for nearly 6 hrs. from 2,200-3,700 with Revo 25"ers. Even with those I was sinking in 10-12". Any trail cut in the side of a slope is a little tricky, and that much powder wants to make you slide sideways. All in all a really rough day. But I know some crazy guy who cut trail to 3,700 ft, so that shouldn't be nearly as bad now. It was decidedly easier going on the way back.  
Name
Name: muddieskipper 
E-Mail
E-Mail: greg@tulltribe.org 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-04-12 
Link
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