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: Monday, January 15, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All Water crossings were bridged by ice. No issues. A few section were breaking through. Send your least favorite member of the group first to make sure they are all still holding firm.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Went out to owls head yesterday with a group of 6. Bare booted Lincoln Woods and the Black Pond Bushwhack. Note that we followed the parallel unmaintained trail just past the pond instead of the traditional route. It reconnects to the traditional route so no big deal. Stayed bare booted on Lincoln Brook until we got to the start of Brutus. Switched to snowshoes and broke trail through crusty snow up to 3500 feet. Snow switched to soft powder from 3500 to summit. There were squalls coming in but the trail should be pretty well broken out at this point. Made good time and generally a pretty straightforward trip. Sections of Brutus are very steep, used a lot of trees for help pulling up. Could use crampons on that section but personal preference. Kept the snowshoes on heading back until we got to Lincoln woods.  
Name: Mike 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-15 
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