Mount Bond (4,698 feet)

Mount Bond from Boncliff

Mont Bond is located between Bondcliff and West Bond and commands some of the best views in the White Mountains from it's mostly bare summit.  Mount Bond sits deep in the Pemigewasset Wilderness and is a long day hike to get to via Lincoln Woods/Wilderness and the Bondcliff trails.  However the long hike is well worth it as one travels above treeline passing the "Cliffs of Bond" up to the summit of Bond, which is one of the finest sections of hiking in the White's.

Trails I've Hiked

-Lincoln Woods/Wilderness / Bondcliff Trail: 10.3 miles, elevation gain of 3,900 feet: The LW/Wilderness trail is an old logging road that runs deep into the Pemigewasset Wilderness, it is flat and has old railroad ties on the trail.  It is not the most entertaining trail but is easy on the feet to the Bondcliff Trail.  The Bondcliff Trail has moderate grades with ok to rough footing.  There is one steeper section halfway up to Bondcliff and then a short steep pitch with a very minor scramble before the cliffs. Once above this section views become incredible as the grades become easy over Bondcliff before dropping down into a small col and heading up to Mount Bond.  The 1.2 miles between Bondcliff and Bond are above treeline and exposed to the weather so caution should be used in high winds and deteriorating conditions.

-Zealand / Twinway / Bondcliff Trail: 8.0 miles, elevation gain of 3,250 feet.  The Zealand Trail has mostly easy grades with good footing as it leaves the end of Zealand Road off Route 302.  The Twinway (A.T.) has moderate to steep grades with ok to rough footing.  The first section of the Twinway is steep as it ascends past the Zealand Falls Hut, grades moderate with some short steep sections as it makes its way to Zealand Mountain.  From the Zealand Mountain Spur Trail junction the Twinway drops down into a col between Zealand and Mount Guyot and then ascends over rough rocky boulders until popping out above treeline at the northeast summit of Guyot before dropping down to the Bondcliff Trail junction with stunning views to to Owl's Head and across to the Franconia Ridge.  The Bondcliff Trail has moderate grades with rocky footing as it ascends to Mount Guyot's open summit which has tremendous views in all directions.  From here the Bondcliff trail drops down into a wooded col where the Guyot Campsite spur path is before ascending to the open summit of Mount Bond.

Trip Reports:

November 13th, 2016: Across Lincoln Woods & Franconia Brook Trail, Hellgate Ravine Guitar Slide Bushwhack, across West Bond Spur, down Bondcliff Trail, across Abandoned Wilderness Trail, Wilderness Trail, East Side Trail

September 29th, 2016: Lincoln Woods, Bondcliff Trail, Twinway, West Bond Spur Trail Out n' back

January 23rd, 2016: Lincoln Woods, Bondcliff Trail, Twinway, West Bond Spur Trail Out n' back

October 11th, 2015: Across Lincoln Woods and Franconia Brook Trails, bushwhack up Hellgate Ravine, up and down West Bond Spur and Bondcliff Trail, out via Lincoln woods Trail

September 12th, 2015: Up North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, across the Twinway, Up and down Bondcliff Trail, Lincoln Woods / Wilderness Trail (No Report)

April 12th, 2015: Lincoln Woods, Bondcliff Trail, Twinway, West Bond Spur Trail Out n' back

January 24th, 2015: Up Zealand Road, Zealand Trail, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, up and down West Bond Spur, up and down Bondcliff Trail, out Lincoln Woods Trail

June 22nd, 2014: Pemi Loop (Clockwise)

March 15th, 2014: Lincoln Woods, Bondcliff Trail Out n' back

February 1st, 2014: Lincoln Woods, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur Trail Out n' back

November 16, 2013: Up Zealand and the Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, up and down West Bond Spur, up and down Bondcliff Trail, across the Lincoln Woods Trail

November 16, 2013: Up Zealand and the Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, up and down West Bond Spur, up and down Bondcliff Trail, across the Lincoln Woods Trail

September 21st, 2013: Up Zealand and the Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, up and down West Bond Spur, up and down Bondcliff Trail, across the Lincoln Woods Trail

August 31st, 2013: Lincoln Woods / Wilderness Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur Trail Out n' back

August 24th, 2013: Across Lincoln Woods and Franconia Brook Trails, Up Twin Brook Trail and Twinway, up and down Bondcliff Trail, out via Lincoln woods Trail

July 6th, 2013: Pemi Loop (Clockwise)

May 30th, 2013: Lincoln Woods / Wilderness Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur Trail Out n' back

April 28th, 2013: Lincoln Woods / Wilderness Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur Trail Out n' back

July 15th, 2012: Up North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, across the Twinway, Up and down Bondcliff Trail, Lincoln Woods / Wilderness Trail

July 8th, 2012: Pemi Loop (Counter Clockwise)

May 12th, 2012: Pemi Loop (Clockwise)

March 31st, 2012: Lincoln Woods / Wilderness Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur Trail Out n' back

December 3rd, 2011: Lincoln Woods / Wilderness Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur Trail Out n' back

July 2nd, 2011: Pemi Loop (Clockwise)

April 9th, 2011: Across Lincoln Woods/Wilderness Trail, up and down Bondcliff Trail with West Bond via West Bond Spur Trail

November 6th, 2010: Zealand, Twinway, Bondcliff, West Bond Spur Trail (Out & Back)

August 1st, 2010: Across Lincoln Woods/Wilderness Trail, up and down Bondcliff Trail with West Bond via West Bond Spur Trail

May 29th, 2010: Pemi Loop (Clockwise)

February 6th, 2010: Across Lincoln Woods/Wilderness Trail, up and down Bondcliff Trail with West Bond Via West Bond Spur Trail

August 28th, 2009: Owl's Head Semi Pemi Loop - Lincoln Woods, Franconia Brook, Lincoln Brook, Owl's Head Path, Twin Brook Trail, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, Lincoln Woods/Wilderness Trail

June 13th, 2009: Two Day Pemigeweasset Traverse (Counter Clockwise)

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