Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, Owl's Head, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Guyot Campsite Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, North Twin Spur, Frost Trail, Twin Brook Trail, Lincoln Brook Trail, Owl's Head Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 26, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Lincoln Woods lot in the way farthest corner so as to be out of the way of day hikers, displayed my pass, and still got a notice that I didn't pay??? So confused, especially since it's still kinda early in the season.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: If you're doing this loop, definitely do Owl's Head *last*. The water crossings were easy/minimal all the way to Thirteen Falls (and the "bridge out" sign on Lincoln Woods is wrong--the bridge is totally usable on the one side, there's just a small hole on the other). Prepare to get your feet wet getting onto the Lincoln Brook Trail, and at the four crossings after Owl's Head. I used a nice, sturdy stick to help balance out my overnight pack. Getting on Lincoln Brook, everything was iced over, so be careful standing on the rocks. The first three crossings of the Owl's Head four weren't too much trouble, but the fourth and final one (first if you're coming up Lincoln Brook towards Owl's and not down from 13 Falls) was a mess. My feet were somewhat damp from the previous crossings, but the last rock hop was so submerged that there was nothing for it but to be underwater nearly to my knees in most spots--and that was on the rocks. At least by the time I got there it had stopped snowing.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Some very friendly puppers running around on the Lincoln Woods Trail!  
Bugs: Were some mosquitos buzzing around 13 Falls but nothing too bad. And then it snowed and they went away.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Beautiful hike! Thanks to cloudy skies, I had practically the entire Pemi Wilderness to myself, and it didn't even rain the first two days. And I could still see for miles at the summits! The path to the Guyot Shelter was largely unpacked and wicked steep, but I had the whole place to myself. Super fun 200 feet straight up the next morning. Galehead Hut is still boarded up and 13 Falls was deserted. Prepare for cold nights--the weather forecast said mid to low 30s, but it was probably mid to low 20s. I left my snowshoes in my car because it didn't seem worth the weight, and it was mostly okay. I post-holed a couple of times and would've been in trouble on the icier sections without my micro-spikes. There were some sticky spots on Twinway and Lincoln Brook between 13 Falls and Owl's Head Path, so if you're a bit snowshoe person (which I am not), you'll want them for those bits. I found a whole bunch of cigarette butts on the Lincoln Woods Trail--let's keep the wild wild, people! Please don't throw cigarette butts (or any other litter) all of over the gorgeous wilderness (or anywhere). All in all, it was a great three-day semi Pemi!  
Name: Via D. 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-27 
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