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Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, Mt. Bond (West Peak)
Lincoln, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The lower Bondcliff Trail
The lower Bondcliff Trail

Route: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, (Bondcliff), Bondcliff Trail, (Mt. Bond), Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, (West Bond), West Bond Spur, Bondcliff Trail, (Mt. Bond), Bondcliff Trail, (Bondcliff), Bondcliff Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail

Lincoln Woods Trail had a dusting of snow this morning with some mud pits. Snow in the sun had melted by this afternoon. Bondcliff Trail flats were the same.

Ascent of the Bondcliff Trail had a consistent dusting of snow, most of which was still remaining this afternoon. Some areas of water running down the trail unmitigated. Very little ice encountered; Hillary Stumble was not an issue. Barebooted all the way to Bondcliff (and on the descent too).

Ridge was fine, with very little wind. Some powder here and there, but very little ice. A little bit of ice on the ascent of Bond in the treed portion (including the scramble ledge; ice was soft, so no issue getting purchase today).

Iciest stretch was descending the north side of Bond; black ice under the half inch of powder. Dull Microspikes sufficed. Also some black ice under powder on the way to West Bond.

Beautiful weather with sunny skies and minimal wind; felt like late October rather than early December.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Bondcliff
Length: Very Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Bond
Length: Very Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Bond (West Peak)
Length: Very Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Parking Elevation: 1,170'
Destination: Bondcliff
Time Elapsed: 03:58
Trailhead Elevation: 1,170'
Summit Elevation: 4,265'
Distance: 9.1 miles
Vertical Gain: 3,245'
Destination: Mt. Bond
Time Elapsed: 00:41
Trailhead Elevation: 4,265'
Summit Elevation: 4,698'
Distance: 1.2 miles
Vertical Gain: 718'
Destination: Mt. Bond (West Peak)
Time Elapsed: 00:34
Trailhead Elevation: 4,698'
Summit Elevation: 4,540'
Distance: 1 mile
Vertical Gain: 420'
Hike Time Elapsed: 10:02
Hike Distance: 22.6 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 5,366'


Looking at Owl's Head, Franconia Ridge, and Mt. Garfield from Bondcliff - Click to enlarge
Looking at Owl's Head, Franconia Ridge, and Mt. Garfield from Bondcliff

The Bondcliff Trail on the way to Mt. Bond
The Bondcliff Trail on the way to Mt. Bond

Looking at Mt. Washington from Mt. Bond - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Washington from Mt. Bond

Looking down the Bondcliff Trail on the way to West Bond
Looking down the Bondcliff Trail on the way to West Bond

Bondcliff as seen from West Bond - Click to enlarge
Bondcliff as seen from West Bond

Directions to trailhead: To get to Lincoln Woods, take Route 112 East from I-93 past Loon to the Lincoln Woods WMNF fee parking area (left side of road).

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