Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Owl's Head, NH
Trails: Lincoln Wood Trail, Black Pond Trail, bushwhack, Lincoln Brook Trail, Owls Head Path, bushwhack, Franconia Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln Woods had about 10 cars at 5:45am. Many more when I returned, but still plenty of room. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Was able to cross all water without taking shoes off or getting wet. That was made easier having trekking poles. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing major. Forest service was working on drainage on Franconia Brook Trail on my way out. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Bugs kept me company all day, but I only applied once in the parking lot and didn't have issues. The worst spot was probably on the summit. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Fun day on Owls Head. Left Lincoln woods at 6am, and didn't see another person until my return trip along Lincoln Brook Trail. It took me about .25 miles of true bushwacking at the end of the Black Pond trail to "find" the herd path which was easy to follow and emerged right at the jct of Lincoln Brook Trail, and the first crossing of Lincoln Brook. The slide was challenging, but I didn't think it was worse than the Flume Slide or N Tripyramid. On the descent I was looking for the Brutus BW, but ended up on it without realizing it as there is a very well defined trail! Saw 5 other hikers, and over 50 people on Lincoln Woods Trail, which seemed busy for a Tuesday. Valley forecast was in the 90s again, but the temp was temps were milder thanks to the significant time the trails spend near various brooks.  
Name: the0duke0 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-24 
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