Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, August 10, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln Woods lot was about 2/3 full at 9:30, still many cars lining route 112 down to the Hancock campground from yesterday. At 3:30 limited spots available at Lincoln Woods. Restrooms were open, TP on hand, water running, paper towels available, toilets flushing. The ranger office is closed (but lights on inside) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail in very good shape. Though blazed, very easy path to follow. Birch step-overs or leaners at miles from trail head 2.1, 3.4, 3.9 miles, none impacting travel. Ladders in good shape. Mud pits in the usual spots up high will never dry out - stepping stones seem appropriate as the logs don’t last. Brushing is needed in spots, but minor, if I had my snippers it would have added 20-30 minutes of time to the top. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Off and on water available till about 1/4 mile into Osseo where the trail breaks away from the brook. After that none easily available though you can hear the brook from the trail for the next 2 mile straightaway it is not convenient by any stretch of the imagination. 
Bugs: Mosquitoes down low otherwise not an issue 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: My last visit was 5 years ago. The views from the summit are fantastic, it’s a unique spot, not many peaks like it. Osseo’s relative newness is still it’s charm for me. Passed a few groups, most were aware of the social actions needed to navigate in this day and age, but a couple groups decided the best place to take a break was wherever they were at the moment, blocking the trail. When i approached they’d say hi but make no effort to open up a path for me to get thru. WTH? Covid or not this is poor trail etiquette. Want to take a break? Look for a place to get off the trail. (End of rant)  
Name: macnmaine 
E-Mail: macnmaine gmail  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-08-10 
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