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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Snowmobile trail, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Special thanks to Liam for providing a car spot from Lincoln Woods and dropping me right at the end of Little River Rd where I used the snowmobile trail to get to North Twin trailhead! Sure beats doing the Bonds out and back from North Twin as I had been planning. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings on Bondcliff were open but easy. Crossing on North Twin Trail was tough and the two spots where I usually cross would have involved a jump to ice covered rocks so I used my waders instead. (There may have been an easier way across higher or lower but I didn't waste time searching for one.) 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: One microspike found on North Twin trail but it was completely embedded in ice and even though I tried to chip at it I couldn't get it out of the ice. 
 
Comments
Comments: Essentially everything below 3000' is snow/ice free or easily avoidable. Everything in the woods above 3000' is solid packed snow with no rocks to worry about. Everything exposed to the sun above 3000' is bare rock. I barebooted to a mile from North Twin summit then used spikes to South Twin then used snowshoes on Twinway and Bondcliff until I was back in the woods coming down from Bondcliff summit. (Removing the snowshoes for the exposed areas of Guyot and West Bond.) Hilary step is dry but I preferred to use the bypass coming down. After that I used spikes until around 3000' and barebooted the rest of the way to Lincoln Woods. Snowshoes were not really necessary today but I was having some trouble with balling after South Twin since that section is not well broken out so I preferred to use them and didn't have any problems after that.  
Name
Name: Rick Simmons 
E-Mail
E-Mail: RickNH1@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-27 
Link
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