Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Franconia Brook Trail, bushwhack, West Bond Spur, Bondcliff Trail, Wilderness Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 22, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln Woods. Flush toilets and cold water sinks. $5 to park daily or use a parking pass.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were rock hoppable. The first major one on Bondcliff was the trickiest.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Bondcliff Trail had a few blowdowns between WBS and Bond, maybe some small stuff below Bondcliff. There is a large hardwood blowdown near the beginning of the Bondcliff Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Only bothersome in the evening on the way out of Lincoln Woods.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a pair of beat up bushwhacking gloves (red and black) and a canister of bear spray (!) in its holster on the West Bond ridge.  
Comments: This was a loop incorporating a bushwhack up the guitar slide. Lincoln Woods trail is in normal shape. Franconia Brook is lovely (soft tread, ahhhh). No snow until on West Bond Spur. We carried spikes, but didn’t need them. The monorail on WBS was unstable in the warm afternoon weather. Once on Bondcliff Trail, there was much less snow. Some unavoidable snow climbing up Bond, but nothing terrible. The trails were clear of snow from Bond’s summit, to Bondcliff, and out to the car.  
Name: WanderingSoules 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-23 
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