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: Sunday, May 29, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking half filled just after 6AM. Space on return at 5PM, but it was probably filled during the day since there were tons of cars on the Kanc in both directions. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Numerous blow downs on Bondcliff Trail after entering the Pemi Wilderness, both step overs and straddle overs, but all passable. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Coop had fun; met several other well behaved pups out enjoying a big hike!!! Water was plentiful up the last water crossing about 1.5 miles before Bondcliff summit. There were also several spots with running water and puddles further along on the trail, which may be from recent rains, but I would not count on these as temps go up. There is one steep 8ft spot just before Bondcliff summit that may be challenging for some dogs (need a boost); but there is a by-pass that has a smaller step that may also be an option. 
Bugs: Thought the bugs would have been much worse!!! Too cold in the AM, too windy on summits and ridge, and not many on descent unless one stopped to, say, filter water... even then there were not that many. No net needed. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Fabulous day for a hike on these peaks. Lots of others out enjoying the excellent views, and sunny weather; many runners covering entire Pemi Loops. Most of the trail was dry, but there were several locations on Bondcliff trail with muddy patches; bypasses around most of these, or well placed rocks / logs / bridges, kept feet free of mud. Some patches of running water. Much to Coopers delight, there were 3 small patches of snow; 2 on BC spur and one just past Bond, for rolling and cooling off, and puppy snow cones. But these are not likely to last much longer.  
Name: CookiesOnTop 
E-Mail: schwarzmc at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-29 
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