|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Flume, NH|
||Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, March 7, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||plenty of space at Lincoln woods |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||all small and bridged |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||good. one easy stepover, a few easy duck unders.
upper 1/3 has many face/chest level branches due to snow depth |
||the 3 had a fine day, romping, although work at higher sections with deep, loose snow |
|Lost and Found:
||A fine day, warmer than expected, almost no wind. Views were clear and distant, a 360 panorama day, unlimited sunshine.|
The lower half of Osseo is stable crust, ok for any foot gear; however, as one ascends there is progressively more loose snow which is progressively chopped up by bb's, who made the upper switchbacks the worst I can recall with postholes mid-trail a foot deep, and thigh deep if off path. SNOWSHOES-we passed several almost all of whom did NOT have snowshoes, chopping trail so as to make it difficult for everyone. Out 5 had SS's and helped smooth over, but could only make less worse.
Nota bene:just as trail pops out of treeline the trail sidehills over a couloir and up an angled 25 yards until trail flattens toward summit. This is a no fall zone !! doable, not ok for everyone.
Kestrel data> T=24F W=0 WC=24F
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.