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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 7, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues finding a spot at Lincoln Woods at 8:30 AM. Fees are still not being charged. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hopped, but the water was running a bit high on the first crossing of Black Brook on the Bondcliff Trail, and my feet got a little wet. Might be difficult to cross during legit high water conditions 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns scattered about the Bondcliff Trail- all easy step-overs or duck-unders. The footway was in good shape and easy to follow. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Mildly annoying on the second, flat half of the hike down from Bondcliff, otherwise not an issue. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Lincoln Woods Trail was in great shape per usual. The Bondcliff Trail was mostly dry and wet ground, with some scattered areas of mud and running water (there was a short section of trail near the first crossing of Black Brook that was itself like a brook). Absolutely no snow or ice from the Lincoln Woods trailhead to the summit of Bondcliff. From Bondcliff to Mt. Bond, conditions were basically the same, but with less mud. A couple tiny patches of snow/ice were lingering near Bond's summit. From Bond to West Bond, the trail was mostly dry with some damp areas, as well as several medium to large chunks of monorail. No traction required- just about time to put it away for the season.

It was chilly with low clouds at the start of the hike, and Bondcliff was socked in when I got there, but the clouds gradually cleared, and I ended up getting excellent views from Mt. Bond and West Bond, as well as Bondcliff on the return leg of the hike. Not gonna lie, I came close to doing Owl's Head instead of the Bonds, mostly because of the cloud cover, but I'm so glad I went with my gut on this one!  
Name
Name: Spencer 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-07 
Link
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