|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Owl's Head, Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH|
||Lincoln Woods Trail, Franconia Brook Trail, Lincoln Brook Trail, Owl's Head Path, Twin Brook Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Wilderness Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, July 1, 2011|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lincoln Woods deserted when I arrived at 5am on the 30th, busy when I returned on the 1st. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All crossings on Lincoln Brook Trail rock hoppable. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Lincoln Brook Trail in horrible condition north of Owl's Head Path, hard to follow in places, many blowdowns, and very grown in. Frost Trail could use some brushing in spots. Met Brian, trail maintainer for the Twinway between South Twin and Bondcliff Trail out doing work. All other trails in great shape. |
||Very few until the last few miles of Wilderness/Lincoln Woods. |
|Lost and Found:
||Made a modified Pemi Loop on 6/30 and 7/1, starting and ending at Lincoln Woods. In via Lincoln Woods, Franconia Brook, and Lincoln Brook to the Owl's Head Path. Up and back on Owl's Head, then north on Lincoln Brook to Thirteen Falls, then to Galehead Hut for the night via Twin Brook Trail. Summits in the clouds all day, though I did get some decent views from Owl's Head slide.|
Day two started out warming up by hitting Galehead, then the climb up the Twinway to South Twin. Headed over to the Bondcliff Trail, still in the clouds, not raining but damp. Things cleared out slightly, though the summits were mostly in the clouds, once I reached West Bond. Decent views from Bond over to Bondcliff, though it started raining partway down Bond, then again once I reached Bondcliff. Descent was quick, but painful after so much mileage.
That being said, I completed my NH48 on Bondcliff!
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.