Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, South Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Twin Brook Trail, Franconia Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln Woods about half full upon arrival at 0430. About 80% full at 1500 upon departure. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All hoppable. The bog on Franconia Brook Trail south of Hellgate Brook has overflowed. There is a massive amount of water and mud to try to avoid. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails in great shape, lots of leaves covering rock steps on Twin Brook Trail so if descending watch out that you don't slip. Water/mud issue as noted above on Franconia Brook Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Not too many out today. Morning was in 40s keeping them at bay. Afternoon a few black flies tried me but nothing major. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: First time hiking the Bonds. I really wanted to avoid an out-and-back, and figured this route, albeit about 4 miles longer, actually had less vertical (S. Twin vs. re-summiting Bond and Bondcliff) so I tried the loop. A stunning hike on a stunning day. They always say these have the best views in the White Mountains and I can't argue. Had all three summits to myself which was amazing (albeit passing some on the way to West Bond). Highly recommend trying this if you have no car spot.  
Name: WishfulThinking 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-24 
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