Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Owl's Head, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, herd path, Lincoln Brook Trail, herd path, Owls Head Path, Franconia Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln Woods parking lot was full around noontime.  
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: The first water crossing on the Lincoln Brook Trail is a bit challenging; the other water crossings are easier. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Conditions were generally sloppy, but to be expected. Lots of mud, but nothing that couldn't be stepped over or around.

I took the bushwhacks on the way out and stuck to the trails on the way back. The Black Pond bushwhack is extremely easy to follow at this point and might as well be a regular trail. Ascending the Brutus Bushwhack was slick. Descending the slide was not too bad even though everything was wet.

Surprised by the number of people hiking to Owl's Head on this rainy day. I counted 25 people on my return. Like myself, probably everyone's "Plan B" due to the weather.

As noted above, the first river crossing (on the way out) is challenging. The other 2 crossing were easier, but definitely caution needed.

I made a first time visit to Franconia Falls. Can't believe I haven't made that short detour before. Really nice and worth the very little extra effort.

Nice talking with several individuals and groups.  
Name: DEL 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-10-02 
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