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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Garfield, Galehead Mountain, North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, July 17, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings were nominal -- no serious issues. Brooks and drainages are somewhat swollen at the moment due to the recent rains, but entirely fordable without much concern.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All in mostly decent shape. However, beware of significant blow-downs, and puncheon/bog bridges are in sad shape in a few spots. Significant blow-downs on North Twin spur, and on Bondcliff trail. They'll need a few minutes with a saw at the least in order to resolve. Puncheon on the Twinway was very rotten in several places. In others, reasonably fresh bog bridge is in good repair. Be prepared to deal with mud.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Quite a few pups having the time of their lives on the trail.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: It was a good three days out. Stayed at Garfield, and all I heard was how Guyot was packed, and early. Then I got to Guyot the next day, and it wasn't so bad... but then again, maybe it was the rain forecast for that night. You can pick the day, you can pick the weather, but you can't pick both at the same time.

There's a preliminary post on my blog. A more detailed write-up is forthcoming; expect it in the next day or so. There's a stack of photos waiting in the wings, to be edited.  
Name
Name: Protean Wanderer 
E-Mail
E-Mail: hiker@proteanwanderer.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-17 
Link
Link: http://www.proteanwanderer.com/2020/07/17/trip-report-pemi-loop-brief/ 
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