Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Owl's Head, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, herd path, Lincoln Brook Trail, Owl's Head Path, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 27, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of parking available at 8am. You can now pay $5 fee with a card, cash, or have a pass. Lot at 70% filled when I returned at 8pm (many starting off on overnight hikes for the long Memorial Weekend). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: By taking Black Pond Bushwhack to Lincoln Brook, there are 3 water crossings. 1st easily rock hop able, 2nd and 3rd about half the rocks are submerged in 1-2' of water. So you'll get your boots wet.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of blowdowns throughout, most can be climbed over or around easily. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No, seems they enjoyed the mud and water crossings. Owl's Head slide would be challenging for them. 
Bugs: Bugs near all the water crossings and after 7:30pm when mosquitos came out in force. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Trail mostly dry, no more snow, mud spread throughout in the low places (most you can walk around). Bruits Bushwhack is marked by white tree branches on each side of the entrance. Slide marked by 2 cairns on each side of the entrance to that trail. Summit marked by a 3' cairn in a small wooded clearing. At entrance to Black Pond Bushwhack from Black Pond, stay to the right where all the mud is. A GPS is useful on the Bruits Bushwhack to stay on trail in places. Seems the best way to do this loop is the slide up (nice views) and the Bruits Bushwhack back down. There are some small cairns in the middle section of the slide.  
Name: Mike 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-28 
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