|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Flume, NH|
||Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, February 27, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Light Traction, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Several easy step over or duck under blow downs on Osseo trail above and below the 'Downlook'
viewpoint. A blow down on Lincoln Woods trail too, no issues to get by.
|Lost and Found:
||Nothing to report ||
||Lincoln Woods trail 3-4 in. of ice with light coat of snow. Spikes do the job. Osseo is bony|
and icy down low with gradual increase of snow cover over ice up to the ladders. Ladders filled
in with ice and snow. Icy conditions thru this section with some snow that helped to improve
traction but still tricky in places. Above ladders where trail flattens out mostly packed powder
and spikes will work fine. Some very minor drifting of snow here nearing the Flume Slide junction
but snowshoes not needed. The final push to summit has some more tricky ice but with care spikes
will work. Trail crampons with longer points are definitely better for more bite. Beautiful Bluebird
day with fabulous views in ALL directions from summit. Light breezes allowed for time to linger and
soak in the beauty of this great Winter day :)
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.