Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, December 31, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: LW bathrooms were heated and lovely, but the water wasn’t on and toilets filled with poop.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The bridge out on LW trail is still there and lots of people are using it, but there is a nice rock hop set up across the stream as well. All crossings on Bondcliff trail were easy and the last 2 were iced over.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns and some sections in need of brushing on Bondcliff trail. Otherwise everything is in great shape.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lucy did great. No balling on her paws. Saw a few other doggos out too.  
Bugs: We saw a f***ing mosquito at our camp at the old wilderness/Bond junction. Snow fleas were on the path around Bondcliff.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: What a great time to snag the Bonds for the winter. We base camped 2 nights at the old wilderness / bond trail junction for 2 nights and we sumitted the bonds on the 31st. Traction and snowshoes enjoyed the free ride. The snow was sticky but hard packed and perfect for barebooting. We got our first ever undercast on top of Bond, and it was just epic to see Franconia Ridge and Washington pop out from the clouds.

It was raining on Jan 1st as we left making slushy conditions. Spikes will probably be required when it freezes, but conditions are fast and should remain that way. This is the fastest we’ve ever hiked the Bonds, so if you need them for the winter and you want fast trails, you better get out there before we get more snow (fingers crossed).  
Name: Brian, Crystal and Lucy  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-01 
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