Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, bushwhack, Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, June 20, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
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Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
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Water Crossing Notes
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Trail Maintenance Notes
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Dog-Related Notes
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Lost and Found
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Comments: The goal of this trip was to bushwhack Mt. Flume via its long NE ridge, with side-trips to a couple of interesting viewpoints.

Starting in the vicinity of Birch Island Brook, I ascended to the base of the ridge, navigating through fairly thick deciduous saplings. At the forest transition (ca. 2700 ft.), I made my way over to a great south-facing view ledge, with excellent views towards the Osseo Trail ridge and Flume’s summit.

From here, the forest was moderately thick from 2700 to 4100 ft. When the ridge turned into a ‘dull knife edge’, I found many excellent views on either side (north or south).

The best perch was the east-facing talus slope, about 0.2 miles NE of Flume’s summit. It was nice to spot “Henry’s Ledge” from here!

From the talus, instead of heading up to the trail, I descended slightly in a S-SE direction so that I could get a straight line on the summit. This was the thickest section.

After topping out, I descended via Osseo Trail; I noted a few blowdowns and minimal mud.

This bushwhack ascent, from 1600 ft. to 4328 ft., took about four hours total; a fantastic outing on a gorgeous day.  
Name: timbercamp 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-06-20 
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