Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Owls Head, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond bushwhack, Lincoln Brook Trail, Brutus bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 27, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easier than expected and didn't need the heavy duty garbage bags in my pack. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Unclogged some waterbars on Lincoln Brook Trail on way out.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Very early start in order to make it to Easter dinner mid afternoon. Apparently Easter sunrise on the flanks of Owlie hasn't caught on yet--saw no one until LWT on my way out.

LWT finally has less ice than dirt. Yay. Barebooted LWT and Black Pond bushwhack (interesting and new level of challenge to do by headlamp). LBT was mostly ice, so wore old spikes from this point on. Being south facing, most of Brutus was melted down to bare ground, with more ice higher up. Once hitting Owls Head Path at the big rock, trail was very icy until almost the ridge. With my old dull spikes, did some tree hugging on descent. Great view of Lincoln Slide--ice/snow quickly melting there!--and just a beautiful, beautiful early spring morning on Owls Head.

Made Easter dinner with a couple of hours to spare. :)  
Name: Snowflea 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-03-28 
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