Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln Woods had maybe 6 cars in it throughout the day.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not an issue 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several small branches down, frozen in place. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None on Osseo or Franconia Ridge. 1 dog, on leash appeared happy to be running Lincoln Woods alongside its human.  
Bugs: Nothing 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nope 
Comments: After Thursdays storm this report will be basically obsolete but figured I'd share not only conditions but a quick write up - the link is below..

I figured we would jump on the one last solid & fast trail day before breaking snowshoes back out. Lincoln Woods was near-ice flume at the center of the trail to packed snow at the edges.

Osseo trail was packed solid, a bit of ice flow as the trail skirts the Osseo Brook for the first .3mi or so, then back to solidly packed snow for the remainder. A trace dusting of powder had fallen which had drifted toward the top of Osseo. The Downlook into Pemi Wilderness was absolutely stunning. All staircases were solidly under packed ice/snow from buttsledders, we utilized steps kicked into the slope for ascent and descent. Packed snow from Flume to Liberty. Great, great trail conditions before the snow flew! However, it will be nice to have winter back!

Happy Climbing (and snowshoeing)!  
Name: Erik Hamilton 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-02-23 
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