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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Owl's Head, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, bushwhack, Lincoln Brook Trail, bushwhack, Owl's Head Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 11, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First water crossing barely bridged, could rock hop across. Second and third crossings were solidly bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We met four other people and one beautiful dog while hiking Owls Head on Friday. Conditions were fantastic in the morning when temps were below freezing. Crisp, crunchy snow aside from a couple of muddy spots on Lincoln Brook Trail and some base spots on Owls Head. The Black Pond whack/Trail and, especially, the Lincoln Woods slog started to get sticky mid-day, on our way back, but we were able to complete the hike without putting on snowshoes or post-holing. Snowshoes went for a long ride.

As far as bushwhacks go: Black Pond bushwhack was hard to follow in places, with intermittent postholes from some time earlier in the week? Brutus bushwhack was easy to follow, in great shape. We managed to go up and down Owls Head in microspikes, avoiding patches of black ice in both directions.

Both bushwhacks, esp. Black Pond, may be very hard to follow until they are broken out again after Saturday's storm.  
Name
Name: Places We Go 
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-03-14 
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