Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Owl's Head, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, bushwhack, Lincoln Brook Trail, bushwhack, Owl's Head Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, February 26, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot plowed, a handful of others at 5ish, about 1/3 full on return. Have a WMNF parking pass yet a "YOU FORGOT SOMETHING" ticket under the windshield wiper on return? Perhaps the sticker is stuck in the wrong place? 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: nothing of significance 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one golden retriever that finished it's NH48 at the summit. Who would finish the NH48 on Owlshead? 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: none 
Comments: Spikes car to well onto the ridge. Some deep drifts on ridge. Switched to snowshoes to summit and back to Lincoln Brook. Aside from ridge, the trail was hard and made for a relatively easy journey for Owlshead. Saw quite a few hikers. Most had snowshoes attached to packs. The trail held up well throughout the day even as temperatures moderated a bit. 17 degrees at start, mid to high 20's on return. Brutus showed signs of buttsledding. Kicked toe holds for quite a ways even past the slide boulder. Black Pond Bushwack took a higher and better track than in January. Less mindless meandering. Brutal Brutus turned left early and was very similar to January. Staying on trail on Brutus and to summit was a bit of chore due to windblown snow and drifting. It was relatively easy to determine being off trail.  
Name: Mark 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-27 
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