Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Owl's Head, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, herd paths, Lincoln Brook Trail, Owl's Head Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 27, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: A dozen ish cars at Lincoln Woods 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Ice bridged but soft. Pay attention to the narrow track, a slight deviation to either side may send you plunging! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Good shape throughout 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Pretty basic winter Owl's Head, with the route fully broken out, but a soft snow top layer due to the temps and recent light accumulation. I barebooted Lincoln Woods Tr to the Black Pond junction, then put on snowshoes out/back to the summit, as the trail immediately became much softer. Herd paths are routed nicely with no braiding. Water crossings were fine but another hiker did put a snowshoe through accidentally ... this should fix up as the temps get back to seasonal in the coming days. Met/passed four other hikers sending the Owl today, all in snowshoes. My lowest air temp for the day was 29 deg F at the OH summit around 1pm, there was plenty of mist and humidity around under 5k it seemed. Definitely got a little spring feel with minor snow balling on the snowshoes, and snow melt dripping off the trees. Now.. back to winter!  
Name: Eric H 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-28 
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