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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Garfield, Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff , NH
Trails
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, Twinway, West Bond Spur, Bondcliff Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Quite the day out in the Pemi. Trail was broken well up to Garfield. After Garfield though, I was breaking trail all the way to the lower part of bondcliff trail. In areas, the trail was impossible to find and stay on for more then a few steps. Mainly the section between South Twin and West Bond Spur was treacherous. I had my compass and GPS out the entire time checking my position every few steps, but still spending considerably more time bushwhacking off trail then on. The new snow along with high snowpack meant there were very few markers visible and no discernible tree clearing or indications of previous routes. If you are hiking this section I would be very weary to follow my track, although it will get you there. But expect to have A LOT of deep postholes and trees in the face as I basically bushwhacked that section. Hopefully someone else has better luck staying on the trail! Frost trail and West Bond Spur were not much better and ended up off trail for considerable portions of those. Once at Bond, it was home free and I was ecstatic. If I had known what the conditions would be I would not have even considered this hike, let alone solo. GPS link below.  
Name
Name: Kyle 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-14 
Link
Link: http://www.strava.com/activities/2211794480 
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