Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 25, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: only five other vehicles in the largest USFS parking lot in the Whites on arrival at 3:50 pm 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: many open, but easily stepped across 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: a couple of blow downs easy to duck under and walk right through (a large spruce that has had its branches trimmed) 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Excellent packed trail conditions for dogs, although care should be taken on the last 0.1 mile above where the Flume Slide Trail joins, as lots of exposure 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A string of Buddhist prayer flags installed on the summit; not sure how I feel about that, but left them in place for the sake of good karma. Second set of Buddhist prayer flags for me in less than 48 hours after attending the Fred Beckey slide lecture at IME in North Conway on Saturday evening.  
Comments: Osseo Trail is one of the best maintained trails in the Whites, in my opinion. Bare-booted to the switchbacks, then wore snowshoes the rest of the way up and back down to the Lincoln Woods Trail. Excellent trail for rapid descents in the dark, given gentle grade, especially in packed snow conditions. Osseo ladders completely buried in snow, although steep. Entrance into the flume slide (the old Flume Slide Trail before moved) appears to be skiable, although a few rocks exposed below. The last 0.1 mile along ridge to summit has lots of exposure, but fine with minor traction, such as snowshoes, at the moment. Another solo pm grid peak left as straggler from hike to Liberty after snowstorm previous week.  
Name: AFKA Dr. D. 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-03-28 
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