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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Garfield, Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, Twinway, Garfield Ridge Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln Woods trailhead had 11 cars on Wednesday morning, and 14 on Thursday afternoon.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bondcliff trail crossings were all rock-hoppable. Garfield Ridge Trail was pouring water the last pitch before the shelter (much more than usual).  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies and one horsefly on the last bit of the Osseo along the stream.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: 2 handkerchiefs and 2 plastic water bottles on the Garfield Ridge Trail. 2 snow baskets at the Garfield shelter.  
 
Comments
Comments: Thanks to Max for posting his pemi loop last weekend so I had some beta on these ambiguous trail times!

I bare booted to Mt. Bond, and just barely avoided post-holing in the last stretch to Mt. Bond. I wore snowshoes down Mt. Bond and to the Guyot water source, took them off over Guyot, and back on until the last pitch to S. Twin. I wore spikes down S. Twin to the hut. I put the shoes back on for 2/3rds of the Garfield Ridge Trail, and switched to spikes for the last bit to the Garfield shelter. As I said above, the Garfield Ridge Trail was a waterfall right before the shelter, and now a hilarious memory.

I was feeling a little lonely after the sun went down over the Pemi, and while inflating my ground pad, in walks the maine beefman beat from his direttissima push! The next day I spiked up Garfield and got my butt kicked over to Lafayette, i.e., heartbreaking post-holes and sketchy/icy steeps. The alpine was 99% bare rock, and I saw 24 people on the Franconia Ridge Trail. I wore snowshoes from Little Haystack to Liberty. The trail from Liberty Spring to Flume is still solid, and I wore spikes until the downlook on the Osseo. Dry ground back out to Lincoln Woods.

I ate a little snow between Little Haystack and Liberty, carrying 3-liters from Garfield shelter, and running low by the end of the day. If I had to sum this hike up in two words, it would be: spring conditions.  
Name
Name: britty cent 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-13 
Link
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