|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, NH|
||Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, May 14, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Lincoln Woods lot is open. Two cars when I arrived. Twenty not including Forest service trucks when I returned. |
||Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All quite low and hoppable |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||a few blowdowns on Bondcliff trail otherwise trails in great shape
||two friendly pooches |
||non biting black flies-it won't be long |
|Lost and Found:
||Lost a red microspike on the descent-time to switch back to Hillsounds ||
||Bluebird day for the Bonds. Trail is in great shape no snow until approx 2400 ft. At this point a spotty monorail begins and increases at upper elevations. Micros went on after last water crossing and came off at treeline as Bondcliff is almost 100 percent clear of snow other than few spots headed to Mt Bond.|
The trail up to Mt Bond still has snowpack but was able to bareboot to summit being careful to bear right as the scrub starts.
From Mt Bond to West Bond Spur is postholed(Highly recommend snowshoes from Mt Bond on) Snowpack is high and branches are low. West Bond Spur has a snowshoe track which was drifted over but very helpful. I meandered a bit but my tracks hit the trail to the summit. It was nice seeing a familiar hiker on the Bonds today, on Lincoln Woods trail this afternoon I encountered approximately 20 people-social distance was not an issue.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.