|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Owl's Head, NH|
||Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, herd path, Lincoln Brook Trail, herd path, Owl's Head Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, July 3, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Quite a few open spaces at Lincoln Woods at 6:30 AM. A few vehicles on the road early this afternoon, but some spaces open as well. |
||Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Rock hoppable, though rocks were slippery from the rain. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||I recollected a walk around blowdown on Lincoln Brook Trail. |
||Minimal due to weather. |
|Lost and Found:
||Trails were damp from yesterday's rain and this morning's mist, and more so from the rain that started later this morning (though never particularly heavy).|
Black Pond herd path and Brutus herd path were pretty nasty in places, as the moisture turned the footbed into a greasy mess. Descending Brutus, we opted to actually bushwhack in the steeps to avoid the slip-and-slide. It is time for formally designed, sustainable trails in both areas. The environmental destruction from the various herd paths and bushwhacks is staggering.
Moderate number of folks hiking Owl's Head today. Lincoln Woods Trail was pretty busy this afternoon. Interestingly, saw at least two tents pitched along the Lincoln Woods Trail this morning.
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.