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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, January 24, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues. However FS Ranger was taking pictures of cars at LW parking lot. Assuming it was non fee payers? 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A couple we muddy spots on lower Osseo 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One small walkthrough blowdown on Osseo 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Tucker had a blast and kicked my butt up the steep ladders. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Lincoln Woods was hard packed and icy. Osseo was choppy for a few at the bottom, but smoothed out nicely until the ladders. Hard packed snowshoe track until here. Ladders are covered with hard pack and some powder with steps kicked in. Spikes worked fine. Drifting above on the ridge could warrant snow shoes, however there is a narrow slick side hill "no fall zone" nearing the top that may be tricky in shoes. One easy walk-through blow down. Flume slide looked untouched and untracked.
Great day on the ridge. Lincoln Woods was hard packed and icy. Osseo was choppy for a few at the bottom, but smoothed out nicely until the ladders. Hard packed snowshoe track until here. Ladders are covered with hard pack and some powder with steps kicked in. Spikes worked fine. Drifting above on the ridge could warrant snow shoes, however there is a narrow slick side hill "no fall zone" nearing the top that may be tricky in shoes. One easy walk-through blow down. Flume slide looked untouched and untracked.
Use caution butt sliding down steeps and ladders. There are a few poorly placed stumps just barely poking through. Ouch.  
Name
Name: Dave K. and Tucker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mthiker100@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-01-25 
Link
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