Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Bond, West Bond, NH
Trails: Little River Road, herd path, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, February 19, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Payed the fee at 7dwarfs and followed the signs through the cut off 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged and easily crossable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A lot of low branches to duck under, also a nice snow pack out there 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not a one today.  
Bugs: Nope!  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There was a grey wool sock hanging in the tree if anyone is missing one, toward the Guyot campsite 
Comments: 21.5mi day, excellent day on the trails. Followed some trashy postholing that was mild on the ascent of N Twin, once at elevation someone postholed the heck out of the trail all the way to where it cuts off to Zealand, 6-8" deep..must have sore shins today with that 2" crust layer on top from the recent storm. The trails are super fast with snowshoes, Hillsounds worked until about halfway up North Twin then the Tubbs stayed on my feet until back at the road walk to the motel.

Saw two folks going out to W Bond as I made the return trek, then a father and son out on the Pemi. Other than that quiet day on the trails - not a drop of wind out on West Bond, remarkably low wind everywhere given the exposure.

The snow is in great condition to cover ground quickly - I would still recommend snowshoes just to get this last storm and the overnight fluff packed down.

From where the AT cuts to Zealand, the Bondcliff trail was 6-10" of powder, 4-6" for West Bond but those peaks both saw traffic from Lincoln Woods today too - Enjoy the trails!  
Name: Erik Hamilton 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-19 
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