Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 16, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Pre-Memorial Day, there were still plenty of open spots in the lot at the Lincoln Woods trailhead.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: There are a few small draws, probably dry in summer, that cross the trail in the 1,900-2,000-foot range, then a very small spring appears beside the trail at about 3,700 feet; above that, no water. So carry extra. The last rock scramble to the peak of Flume is no trouble for longer-legged dogs, but keep an eye on them, as it can be a long fall if they slip off the trail.  
Bugs: A few black flies in the afternoon on the Lincoln Woods Trail.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: To my mind, only the Edmands Path and the Moriah Brook Trail rival the Osseo Trail for comfort, delight and beauty as a route into the high country. The 1,100-foot climb on the Osseo between the 2,500- and 3,600-foot elevation is a bit steep, but there are switchbacks and, of course, the famous ladders to ease the pain and lots of short flat stretches to catch one's breath. The climb up Flume's cone, from about 4,000 feet to the 4,328-foot summit is another grind, but not very long. Not much wind on the summit today (a few gusts), beautiful clear skies and superb, forever-and-ever views in every direction. A wonderful day with my dogs.  
Name: The Feathered Hat 
E-Mail: stevebjerklie at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-05-16 
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