|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Owl's Head, NH|
||Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, herd path, Lincoln Brook Trail, herd path, Owls Head Path, Franconia Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, October 2, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lincoln Woods parking lot was full around noontime. |
||Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|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:
|Lost and Found:
||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.
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.