Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Owl's Head, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, bushwhack, Lincoln Brook Trail, bushwhack, Owls Head Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 2, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at Lincoln Woods. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The two large crossings are fully bridged. Felt secure with snowshoes on, bare boots could poke through.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Good dog hike, saw one at the LBT/BPB junction. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A few bare spots starting to appear on Black Pond Trail. The bushwhack path goes a bit high of the high path right at the start, then meanders a bit before joining the traditional route (no tracks to the lower route today). We switch to snowshoes on LBT and kept them on back to Black Pond, they are certainly the right choice especially as the day warms.

There were no issues with ice on Brutus' steep section along the drainage, but this could very well be icy with frequent freeze / thaws. The winds were gusting good most of the morning but didn't feel too bad once the clouds cleared. On the return the snow getting slushy, as it should being a sunny April day. If heading out tomorrow morning I'd expect lots of frozen divots on Lincoln Woods.

We crossed paths with about 15 others doing OH today and most were familiar faces. Lots of good trail conversations had today.  
Name: Kyle L & E.T. Fudge 
E-Mail: kjlanctot g mail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-02 
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