Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Owl's Head, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, Franconia Brook Trail, Lincoln Brook Trail, Owl's Head Path, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 1/3rd full @ 7. 2/3rd full at 4:45 $5 fee lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Small ones easy. 1st 2 big ones had to wade early. 2nd two easy rock hop. Was able to rock hop all of these on way back. Water levels had dropped. Did get boots wet on last one.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Franconia Brook Tr has a lot of blowdowns too many to count. No real issue, small trees completely across trail. Waist high so step overs. Lincoln Brook had a couple of duck unders. Lots of wet muddy spots as well. Slide was mostly dry. Brutus in great shape on way down. Went  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 2 plenty of water....long day 
Bugs: Black flies mostly at water crossings 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I packed out a cigarette butt from the slide.....really people. You ain’t hiking hard enough if you have time for a butt.  
Comments: Plan was Black Pond bushwhack but I lost it early. I went high, should have gone low. Solo so I went back before it got bad. Added about 2 miles to my hike..... 18 wasn’t enough. Saw it entering Lincoln Brook then missed it on the way out. Went up the slide. 2 cairns for now marking the start. Dirty monorail starts above Brutus traction not needed. Passed quite a few heading down, had summit solo. Brutus down, steep in spots but in great shape. Only saw 2 on the way out. Beautiful day to be out,,,  
Name: buzza77 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-15 
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