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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: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln Woods trailhead is plowed and open. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All the bridges in good shape! Everything else is minor. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One duck under on Lincoln Woods and one step over on the lower part of Osseo. Once you get to the switchbacks there's a lot of branches hanging down in the trail and another 2-3 blowdowns. Nothing too major, just a lot of face slapping and ice/snow down your back. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one, a great day for her! 
Bugs
Bugs: Not just yet. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: This hike brought a little bit of everything. Lincoln Woods and the lower part of Osseo up to the switchbacks were both 90% snow/ice covered in the early morning. It was like styrofoam so the going was fast using light traction. Picked up new snow (from the Friday storm?) above 3000' so I switched to snowshoes. One other person had broken out the 8-10" of snow up until about 0.5m from the peak and turned back. I broke out the remainder out and there were 7 others who hiked the trail today on snowshoes so the trail should be well packed assuming it freezes tonight. Lots of stuff hanging down in the trail but most of that was melting off today. The last steep pitch in the switchbacks as you pass the downlook requires at least good snowshoes, but crampons might be a better option once the snow gets pulled off the ice today. The last bit from the Flume Slide intersection up to the peak is very potholed and wind packed, hard to walk with snowshoes but it might be better now that it has softened and 7 people have gone up and back. All of it was very soft on the way back (I started down around 10:30a), snowshoes as far as I could go and then light traction once I hit Lincoln Woods.  
Name
Name: ScottD 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-22 
Link
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