Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Owl's Head, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Franconia Brook Trail, Lincoln Brook Trail, Owls Head Path, bushwhack, Black Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, June 15, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of room in Lincoln woods. 5 bucks to park, bathrooms and visitor center closed but there were portable toilets.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: East Franconia Brook and Franconia Brook along Lincoln Brook trail were cross-able while staying dry with rock hopping but it took time and thought. Ended up going slightly up stream on both. Rest of water crossings were quick and easy, one splash down as result of user error. USGS measurments Pemi River in Lincoln running about 150 CFS this morning as a point of reference.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Someone had clearly gone through with a saw on Owls head path and parts of the Black Pond Bushwack. Drainage well taken care of throughout.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Probably would want to do the Black Pond Bushwhack to avoid the 2 river crossings it avoids would be tough for our furry friends.  
Bugs: Lots at various parts of the day.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Just about a perfect day. Just under 10 hours round trip. First time up Owls Head, the climb to the summit was more challenging than I expected, and the views on the way down from the summit were spectacular, complete with wildflowers. Bushwhacked to avoid the water crossings on the way back, we were able of find it pretty easially with help of the Strava route planner map.  
Name: Biker Mike 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-15 
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