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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: Friday, June 11, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of parking at Lincoln Woods, pay station is open 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Mud 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Not a blowdown to be seen!, Kudos to those maintaining the trail it's in perfect shape! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Spring on ridge line above ladders and below flume slide junction was flowing heavily but this is only water on trail for miles above beginning of Osseo that runs along stream (more than 3 miles), 0.1 mile stretch on franconia ridge above junction with flume slide - canines might need to be held in control along the edge on the ledges up given the dropoff 
Bugs
Bugs: On the way up, deet kept them at bay - on the way down had to reapply deet as they were swarming and biting 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found - Water bottle - left at the ranger station at lincoln woods 
 
Comments
Comments: It's an odd day when the weather channel, accuweather and the MWOBS get the weather wrong - called for partly cloudy skies - at the summit - was in the clear with clouds and views into the pemi across to the bonds (which were in the clouds) to start - couldn't see at all into Franconia Notch - Flume ended up in the clouds after 15 minutes.

Osseo was wet all the way due to the recent rain but easily hiked, only a few patches of mud - a few in the stretch among the woooden ladders and a few along the ridge above the ladders before the junction with the Flume Slide trail - but all easily crossed. The rocks on the last stretch up to the summit above the flume slide junction were dry even given the clouds blowing across the summit. A good day even with the clouds, saw ten people today - 4 came up flume slide. Osseo is an absolute joy to hike, one of the best trail to a 4K in the whites.  
Name
Name: Brian from Maine 
E-Mail
E-Mail: brobert1@maine.rr.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-06-12 
Link
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