|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Owl's Head, NH|
||Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, herd path, Lincoln Brook Trail, bushwhack, Owls Head Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, May 6, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Third crossing is difficult. I almost turned back. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Black Pond bushwhack, Liberty Brook Trail, bushwack to summit, down via Owl's Head Path, North Liberty Brook Trail, south Franconia Brook Tr and back to Lincoln Woods |
Avoided the first two crossings on Liberty Brook Trail by using the Black Pond route. The third crossing was very complicated until I found a "natural" bridge. Almost turned back. The rest of the crossings going north required great care but were doable.
The bushwack towards Owl's Head was slow going. Very overgrowth. Somewhere along the trip a branch rip my tent bag (tied to the bottom of my backpack) and I lost the tent and poles (not the fly!) Silly and expensive mistake. Slept looking at the stars near the summit. Plenty of snow there with a bit of a monorail and ice left. Second day I took the path down, which was not too difficult, and the Liberty Brook Trail north. The north section of trail at times is bushwacking. Snow around the height of the land where I postholed several times. Slow moving. Only one person the whole trip with the exception around Franconia Falls. Beautiful weather.
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.