Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A blowndown here and there. You'll have to hike under a couple, but no big deal. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I had expected to start in microspikes and then shift to snowshoes at some point once on the Osseo Trail, but it was quite solid, and also <>, and snowshoes would have been difficult, I believe. I carried them, as did the other four people I encountered, but none of us ever put them on.

The trail was in fairly good shape, an occasional mess, but mostly in good shape. I was the first up, and the stairs portions were steep and firm, and dang I wished I had brought an ice axe! I was a bit worried about having to go down it, but fortunately the four people who followed kicked in where my steps were, and by the time I went down the slopes over the stairs had nice firm steps and it was stupidly easy.

Lots of snow in the spruce trees up top. Tried to whack as much as I could, but be advised you may get some snow down the back of your neck if you aren't careful!

In short, while I think the trail would benefit from some folks hiking it in snowshoes, I suspect that if the snow isn't soft, doing so will be difficult. Bring an ice axe to be on the safe side for the steps sections. Enjoy!  
Name: B the Hiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-21 
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