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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 24, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty in Lincoln Woods lot @ 0715. Spaces available early afternoon also. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: none on this route. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A hand full of fallen birches scattered through the first 2.5-ish miles of Osseo Trail. The short re-route of Lincoln Woods Trail (~1 mile in) seems to slowly eroding - my guess it is only a matter of time before the trail will need to be re-routed again. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any. 
Bugs
Bugs: Didn't see any. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found: a beige fleece cap about halfway up Osseo Trail. I left it at the ranger station on my way out. 
 
Comments
Comments: Leaves were pretty well covering Lincoln Woods Trail in the morning but by afternoon they were being ground down pretty well. Leaves are also down on the lower half or so of Osseo Trail potentially covering rocks, roots, etc. Minor spots of mud here are there as well - ice crystals in the mud started at about 3000'. The stairs are fine but I imagine they will soon begin to get a bit slippery due to black ice.

It seems this has become one of my fall hikes when I can't decide where I want to go. During today's trek I really had an appreciation for the routing and building of Osseo Trail: it is never steep and has good footing throughout, making it a pleasure to walk. Summit views were crisp as was the wind. I had an early lunch at the SE outlook along the steps, basking in the sun. Still some dull oranges and yellows hanging on at lower elevations. Chatted with some folks completing a Pemi Loop, coming up from Flume Slide and coming up Osseo as I was descending. Real nice day to be out.  
Name
Name: HMJ 
E-Mail
E-Mail: trailsntrees(at)gmail(dot)com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-10-24 
Link
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