Today Conan and I decided to make a trip to the Pemigewasset Wilderness and visit my favorite place in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The Bonds! Three peaks: Bondcliff (4,265′), Mt. Bond (4,698′), and West Bond (4,540′) all classify as New Hampshire 4000 footers.I have been up here twice before. However, it would be a first for Conan. It would also be my first time visiting the bonds by approaching in and out via Lincoln Woods. The Bonds are incredible peaks that are as isolated as it gets in the White Mountains. From the summit of Bondcliff you cannot see another man made structure (unless you squint and see the fire tower on Mt. Carrigain.).Bondcliff is known for it’s exposed rocky ledges and cliffs. It is an amazing sight to see in person and I was excited to get back there!
With the milder spring weather rolling in it was time for my dog Conan to join me on the trails. I decided we’d go for Mt Moosilauke today. Mt Moosilauke… or Moose as it’s nicknamed by hikers, skiers and climbers, is the western most 4000 footer. Standing at 4,803′ feet tall it is known as the “other above treeline peak” in the White Mountain National Forest or New Hampshire. It’s bald exposed summit is commonly shrouded in clouds and beaten by whipping wind gusts. The last time I was up here I experienced the highest winds I’d ever personally hiked through with gusts topping 70MPH.