Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Owl's Head, NH
Trails: Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, bushwhacks, Lincoln Brook Trail, Owl's Head Path, Black Pond Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 22, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln Woods was more or less full at 0510. I was the first car at the tram lot on 34B. Lincoln Woods overflow was about 1/2 mile on both sides PAST Hancock campground yesterday. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water is ridiculously low out there. Osseo brook completely dry! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: (Trail Adopter for Lincoln Brook). Trail is in really great shape. Drainages are clean, not that there is any water for them to drain. A gigantic thank you to the USFS Pemi Crew who took the two massive 18"+ widow makers along the Lincoln Brook trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Few doggoes on LW. 
Bugs: Only bugs we found all day where around the two extremely fresh piles of bear scat we found by the beaver ponds. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A fine, retro way to the Owl. Up Greenleaf, to around Truman. Saw 3 people to that point, then ran into the bubble of early starters/pemi loopers. Maybe 15-20 in short succession. We dropped into the North Fork of Lincoln Slide and rode it down to the confluence with South and hung out there for a while in awe. Went a different route this time and found the beaver ponds. Noted two fresh piles of bear scat in the area. Cool views of the slide and Garfield! Owl's Head was buzzing with activity, lots around. We went up the slide, but a cold, heavy soaking rain persisted for about 20 minutes and opted to take Brutus out to avoid the wet rock. Brutus is incredibly obvious at this point, its borderline a trail. All in all a fine day for 11/12 Owl and #288 for the Grid, 50% sounds better :)  
Name: The Teal Goat 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-08-23 
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