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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Owl's Head, Owl's Head - Spire, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Lincoln Brook Trail, Black Pond Trail, bushwhacks, herd paths
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 5, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room to park both at 7:20 and 1:40...which surprised me a bit. Fee area. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All very low and straight forward. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Not bad, but the're out.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: As many 4k hikers know the 'Brutus' and 'Black Pond' 'bushwhacks' are very well defined herd paths, which make for a quick route to Owl's Head. I took the 'Brutus' up and then bushwhacked along the south ridge to the 'Spire.' From the Spire, I dropped down to the south, favoring east when cliffs were present. The upper south slope is very steep. I hit Lincoln Brook Tr. close to the frequent starting point for Black Pond bushwhack and took that route back. In general, I enjoy the south ridge route over the Spire, which I have used on my last four trips to OH.
 
Name
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook 
E-Mail
E-Mail: zap88@tds.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-05 
Link
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