Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Guyot, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 4, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Garfield road still closed but no snow at all and dry conditions all the way to the trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There are a few water crossings, but very easy to navigate by stepping on rocks protruding above water line. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns on the Twinway and lots of them on the Lincoln Woods Trail right after Bondcliff Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: No bugs 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Be prepared for all conditions. Spikes required but not crampons. Winter gaitors recommended (postholing about 1 out of 50 to 100 steps in some areas). SNOWSHOES!

Lots of transitions where we had to remove / put on spikes / remove again, often within a few hundred yards.

Considerable snow on the trails around 2500-3000 ft. 2 to 2.5 ft of snow along the Twinway and all higher tails.

Areas of good monorail are still firm but are deteriorating quickly. Mix of firm, ice, rotten snowpack and mud.

Monorail was particularly good descending from Bondcliff down to lower elevation.

Lower elevation Bondcliff trail washing out just before flatlands, and lots of blowdowns across the trail in the flatland section.
Name: Dan Liliedahl 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-05-06 
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