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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Owl's Head, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, herd path, Lincoln Brook Trail, Owl's Head Path, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Lincoln Woods lot 4 vehicles on arrival 14 on return 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: fairly low and hoppable without issue.East Pemi reported 342 cfs at 315 a.m. just after summiting cfs dropped to 338. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 1 large blowdown blocking black pond trail. another large birch stepover as well.Lincoln Brook Trail looks great with 2 blowdowns. Owl's Head path has a few as well. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 1 neat looking doggo 
Bugs
Bugs: a few non biting flies 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: packed out snack wrappers/plastic 
 
Comments
Comments: Excellent hike of the🦉. If this peak is needed its a great time to hike it. Bare ground until about 1000 feet above the split rock marking the intersection of Brutus at which point an inconsistent but solid monorail begans gradually becoming consistent.I ascended the slide which was quite wet as well as a trace amount of fresh snow..I was able to bareboot the entire hike but definitely recommend carrying micros if needed for upper elevations.Descending via Brutus was the best option today but a word of caution- the earth is quite soft and i took a hard fall sliding into a tree. Otherwise a great day. i met 3 other hikers on Lincoln Brook Trail and 5 others on LW Trail.


 
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-12 
Link
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