Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot was very well plowed, not too icy. Few cars there today.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 4 or 5 blows. Most are between 2309-2600 feet. Two could be cut by a hand saw, the others are much larger and a chainsaw would be needed. All are fairly easy step-overs except the smallest downed tree which has lots of branches waiting to trip you up.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One happy dog on the trail.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Nice day out. Lincoln Woods Trail is in great shape and very compacted. Only 4 other hikers on Flume today. We used a mix of snow shoes and Hillsounds on Osseo Trail. Snowshoes were great (and needed) for much of the upper trail but did not work well on the many wooden steps. We tried spikes but they didn’t work well either. There isn’t enough snow cover on the steps yet for snowshoes, but they are not icy. At least 5 of the 6 hikers on Flume sat and slid/bumped down the steps—there was no other way to come down safely. The steps will be fine once there is more snow cover. The wind caused lots of drifting snow above all the steps—3 of us wore snowshoes to break it out. Please use snowshoes where snow is not compacted!  
Name: Snaphappy 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-12-22 
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