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  • Fat Guy
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    in reply to: BONDCLIFF #51766

    I still can’t beleive I got up early enough to hit the Lincoln Woods trailhead at 5:15AM. The sun was just clearing the eastern peaks at the bridge at the end of the Lincoln Woods trail and beginning of the Wilderness trail. It is so peaceful out there in the early morning. I was thinking of the crews that had gone in a day earlier and were enjoying morning at the Guyot shelter. (maybe next year)
    Met up with the crew headed to (I think) West Bond and a couple of WMNF Rangers at the junction of Bondcliff and Wilderness trails. Some interesting conversations with the rangers there about cairns, signs, blazes, and unoffical trails.
    They all passed me as I started up the Bondcliff trail which was new territory to me. The trail seemed long but really is not that steep at all. Not may views on the trail but I like surprise of, You’ve arrived! when you climb that rock scramble at the top. I had no clue I was that close to the summit. I got to ther summit around 11:15 or so. AWESOME views. And I though the Franconia ridge was good!! Sherpa John, Sherpette and Lendawg arrived shortly after I did and the flag went up.
    Enjoyed the time spent at the summit with Team Sherpa and other people passing by. After eating I headed down at 1:45 to stay in natual light. Ran into another hiker headed for Bondcliff about 2 miles from the summit and she decided to turn back not being ready to hike out in the dark. Converstion sure makes the trails seam shorter. Team Sherpa, Artex and crew from Bond passed me near the end of the Bondcliff trail.
    Finally got the the parking lot for Lincoln Woods trail (aka: The Long and Boring Trail) at 7:15

    All in all an excellent day in the woods.

    Fat Guy

    The price of freedom in eternal vigilance
    Benjamin Franklin

    Fat Guy
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    Plans change, now it looks like a day hike to Bondcliff on Sunday. I am going to try to get to Lincoln Woods trail head at or just after day break.

    Fat Guy

    Slowly I hiked, step by step . . .

    Fat Guy
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    So if I get to Guyot site and it is REALLY late, what is their policy? Can you camp >200 feet from the trail or ? I am still debating if I am going to do an overnighter even if the weather is good.
    Fat Guy

    Slowly I hiked, step by step.

    Fat Guy
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    I will decide whether to do a 1 or 2 day trek when I know what the weather will be. I need Guyot and all the Bonds for the 4000’er club. Right now it is up the air which route I will take.
    Fat Guy.

    Fat Guy
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    Well, I was thought about going in Zealand and out Lincoln Woods, but I am sure the Guyot site will be full. A few of my friends may be coming along also so will most likely come in/out from Lincoln Woods trail. (AKA The Long and Boring Trail)

    It will be nice to do the Flag on the 48 “officialy” this year. Had a great time meeting the folks on Zealand last year.
    Fat Guy

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