Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Twin Mountain, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at winter Galehead parking on 302. 2nd car at LW. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Wore spikes to cross Gale River, rock tops were icy. We were able to cross all other water crossings some carefully rock hopping.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Few blow downs on Gale River trail able to get around over.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None seen 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We took the road walk in to the Gale River trail to avoid any potential mud water at Beaver Brook. It was fast track with dusting of snow. Gail River trail had a crunchy minimal track of snow that was barebootable. Spikes for the water crossing. We could have put spikes on approaching the Galehead hut because there was more ice but were able to find footing without them. Hard packed snow and some ice slabs on Twinway up to South Twin so the spikes went on. Still rocks sticking out but more hard packed snow depth here. Left spikes on down S Twin to Guyot. Good snow depth here, trail hard packed with frozen postholes. Guyot had some snow drifts and exposed rocks. The Bondcliff trail to W Bond had packed snow with some rocks. W Bond spurr was packed snow and surprising no ice up to summit. Hard packed snow up to Bond. Some ice coming down Bond. Took spikes off when we hit the ridge to Bondcliff. Barely any snow or ice. Put spikes on coming down Bondcliff trail because of ice. This side of the mountain had barely any snow. The 1st mile or so was mix of ice/rocks/ frozen dirt. Took spikes off after mile. Still occ ice or water all the way to LW. It was slow going on this side. LW had no snow. Lots of washouts from the floods. We saw 4 people all day. Congrats to the gentleman who finished his 6th W48 and his W48 over 75! Impressive. We finished our 1st W48. It took 12 hours from start to finish and 21 miles.  
Name: Jungleland and Alohabuffy 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-04 
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