Ascent of Mount Bond on 2007-08-25
|Others in Party:||Kelly|
|Date:||Saturday, August 25, 2007|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4698 ft / 1431 m|
Ascent Trip ReportOvernight backpacking trip of The Bonds. From Lincoln Woods, we walked 5 mi. into the Pemi. Wilderness to Bondcliff trailhead to meet Maura and Brian.
Weather was hot, extremely humid, and slightly rainy. Brian commented that "even the rocks were sweating." By the summit of Bondcliff, it was foggy, but not raining. Visibility was low, but the views of the cliffs still very enjoyable, with tiny bits of sun breaking through occasionally.
On to the Guyot campsite, we set up our tents and rainflies just in time avoid torrential downpours. This rain was accompanied by a severe thunderstorm which rolled right overhead, striking within 1/5 mi. on many more than one occasion. After the first bout finished, Brian and I set out to bang out Mt. Guyot, only to be promptly shooed back down by distant (but again approaching) lightning. T-storms and torrential rain continued all night long, making sleeping for more than a few minutes at a time impossible.
In the morning, the weather had become very gloomy and quite windy. We made a quick ascent of West Bond, then headed back up and over Bond and the Bondcliffs again.
This trip was my second backpacking trip. It was successful, scary at times, and very fun.
|Summary Total Data|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Thunderstorm, Hot, Windy, Low Clouds|
| Route:||Bondcliff Trail|
|Ascent Part of Trip: The Bonds |
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