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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Large paved lot. Fee area with sinks and flush toilets. About 20 cars at 6:30AM. Lot was near full when I left at 1PM. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: none 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails overall in excellent shape. Well blazed, good drainage, the wood stairs at top of Osseo are as sturdy/comfortable as any I've seen in the Whites. There were a few log steps between the sets of stairs that had eroded and dislodged. There were two small blowdowns (easy step overs) near the relocated section on Lincoln Woods trail. Osseo Trail had numerous blowdowns of fairly large trees in the lower and middle sections, all of which were relatively easy stepovers. One was blocking a set of rock steps but was still avoidable. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: All fine for dogs. Only one four-legged hiker out today though. There is no water after approx 1 3/4 miles in when the trail turns away from the brook and climbs up the bank. 
Bugs
Bugs: none (windchill on summit was -4 deg F) :) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: none 
 
Comments
Comments: Trails in great shape today. Lower sections were dry/damp with dusting of snow/snow pellets. Very comfortable grades and footing. As trail climbed the ridge the snow coating was on everything (approx 1/2 inch). The flat section after the stairs and before ridge had some mud and puddles which were iced over but not solid enough to walk on yet. Broke through in several places (I weigh about 250 lbs with pack - may not be an issue for everyone). No ice to speak of on the summit ledges, rocks or rock stairs. I wore spikes on descent to be safe but bare booting was fine today.  
Name
Name: DayTrip 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bblanchette0709@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-11-10 
Link
Link: http:// 
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