East Branch Pemigewasset Suspension Bridge
There was a washout along the bank. WMNF re-routed the trail away from the edge to avoid further erosion
Hiking along the old railroad bed on the Franconia Brook Trail
Beaver Pond just past the Lincoln Brook Trail Junction
Hellgate Brook, where I jumped off trail
primitive tentsite off Hellgate Brook
Mini gorge in Hellgate Brook
Bushwhacking along the north bank of the brook
I found this old balloon in the middle of the woods, I must be going the right way!
On an old logging / railroad grade
Nice open field, soon after this I should have made my way upslope to V Guitar Slide
Bottom of the Monster Slide
Looking down the slide
The slide starts off narrow then gradually opens up over slab and ledges
Bondcliff from a ledge on the slide
Heading up to the top of the slide
Slime, stay away! I stayed to the edge where it was a little drier
Looking back down into the narrow part of the slide
I see dead things!
I think it's a moose??!!
Loose part of the slide, where it opens up
Mixed of loose rock and slab
Bondcliff Summit zoomed in
Heading up the upper slab section of the slide. I stayed to the left then cut across to the right
Mount Bond from Monster Slide
Bondcliff from the upper ledge of the slide
Thick whack to gain the ridge
True summit from the false summit!
Mount Lafayette, Truman, Lincoln (Right to Left)
Truman / Lincoln Slide
After getting scratched up badly this heard path was a welcome site!
Ledges just west of the true summit, looking back to the false summit bumps
Bear Pond from West Bond
Dropping down into the talus field
Beautiful descent into Redrock Ravine
The boulders where loose but the angle was not too steep making for a slow but pleasant descent
Looking back up to the West Bond Col
Angle of the slide
Bottom of the slide
Descending through a brook
Easy rock hop to the bottom of this tributary of Redrock Brook
Bear Pond outlet
Primitive tentsite at Bear Pond
Late spring at Bear Pond
Talus field above Bear Pond
Bear Pond and West Bond
Talus field I descend below West Bond
Waterfall on Twinway Slide
Bear Pond in Redrock Ravine
Me standing on flat rock
Eastern shore of Bear Pond
Talus field above the pond, a perfect place to get away from everything
Old railroad grade in Redrock Ravine
This piece of rail was in the exact spot I found it last fall!
Descending through a lush and vivid green forest on the old railroad grade
One hundred years ago this was a major logging operation.
Franconia Brook Trail
Pine needle blanketed Franconia Brook Trail
It's hard to see, but this dead stump has a tiny pine growing out of the middle of it!
Franconia Brook footbridge at the Pemigewasset Wilderness boundary
Lincoln Woods Trail
East Branch Pemigewasset River
Route for the day, click here for more details
The slide I went up (picture taken last August from Bondcliff)
Here is a picture of the three slides in Hellgate Ravine. I call them the Monster Slides, I'm sure there is another name for them but it looks like a monster gashed the side of West Bond. I went up the left one
The Slide I wanted to go up V Guitar Slide. (from August 2013) Next time!
Map of the majority of the bushwhack portion