Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Owl’s Head, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, herd path, Lincoln Brook Trail, herd path, Owls Head Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, August 5, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: At parking lot 5:35, surprisingly there were 20 cars there, maybe from overnight. At 2:30 on exit, lot was full. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Good balance needed for last two Lincoln Brook crossing prior to Owl’s Head path. Very manageable but rocks slippery. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Long walk in woods to Owl’s head path, Black Pond cutoff very easy to follow…wet roots to be avoided. Missed Brutus bushwhack on way up, but it is pretty well marked with parallel trees on ground. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Gnats flying around head in afternoon, but nothing biting 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found tan shorts at top of Owl’s Head. ID and CC inside. Contact me at 
Comments: Wasn’t expecting to enjoy this hike so much. Not much for views, but enjoyed long walk talking with son, cool out with cloud cover, Black pond beautiful. Got a little view on the slide but cloud cover obscured peaks. Very few on trail in morning so walking along rivers was peaceful. 33/48 for us. Quite a few heading up to Falls in afternoon on way out. The slide was serious, and should be taken very slowly, 850ft elevation gain in 0.3. Can’t imagine going back down slide, Brutus was quite identifiable. 16.5mi - 8.5 hours  
Name: Ron Chesley 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-08-06 
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