Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Owl's Head (attempt), NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, bushwhack, Lincoln Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 2, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Final water crossing was our “show stopper” No longer any snowbridge to get across. We met two guys that walked upstream for about 1/4 mile to get across, my tried the same but decided to turn back as a good chance to slip on icy rocks and get wet in hypothermic conditions. Time to start bringing waders, as water levels will only start getting worse  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trail was in awesome shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The Lincoln Woods trail at start was bare, but back and forth with ice so decided to get spikes on. The Black Pond trail was in great shape too. Not much snow left. The Black Pond bushwhack has hardly any snow in the area. The herd path really defined. Once on Lincoln Brook Trail, spikes were all that was required, as it was a very cool day. First water crossing, no issues, second water crossing, was much harder to negotiate but third crossing was very difficult and after our best efforts of walking upstream for 1/4 mile we decided to abandon our attempt.

We did speak with the young man and his friend, James, who caught us on his return trip, and he said only about 4 inches of snow on the Brutus Bushwhack and they were find with a start to finish day with spikes. But also a very cool day that only reached 33 degrees  
Name: Doug Hunt 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-02 
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