Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Owl's Head, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, herd path, Lincoln Brook Trail, herd path, Owl's Head Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 3, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
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. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hoppable, though rocks were slippery from the rain. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I recollected a walk around blowdown on Lincoln Brook Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Minimal due to weather. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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.  
Name: rocket21 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-07-03 
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