Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Owl's Head, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, bushwhack, Lincoln Brook Trail, bushwhack, Owl's Head Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 2, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Ice bridges area all gone. Both stream crossings were rock hoppable today. The upper crossing can be crossed about 50 yards downstream of the trail crossing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns. Nothing significant though. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Several dogs out today 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Conditions were good for April. The minimal new snow melted by afternoon. Lincoln Woods was mostly ice or packed snow with some bare and wet sections. Black Pond Trail was a mix of ice, packed snow and bare trail. Black Pond bushwack was mostly snow free by the end of the day with some ice and snow in the shady sections. Lincoln Brook Trail was mostly hard pack snow with some wet areas and running water. Brutus bushwack was soft decomposing ice and snow down lower. Most will melt out soon. Owls Head Path had lots of blue ice under the snow, but it was softening. I used Hillsounds and they worked well. Microspikes would be ok but heavier traction would be better on the steep sections. There's still up to three feet of snowpack at the top. Expect lots of postholing when it warms up. About two dozen made the trek to Owl's Head today.  
Name: Hiker__Dad 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-02 
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