Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Owl's Head, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, bushwhack, Lincoln Brook Trail, bushwhack, Owl's Head Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 6, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Made it just fine. Maybe a wet toe on the way back due to the snow collapsing 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Black pond has some that needs cleanup 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: There was 1 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost nothing and found nothing 
Comments: Well, we went out today hoping for a decent day, and there was also a lady with her dog going, and did Summit as well. I had Tubbs Monkey had MSR‘s, and I will say for the day my tubbs were miserable. Unfortunately, all of the snow caked onto my tubbs, so I had to continually hit my toe to get it off or I fell so that was super fun. It was a very nice track that the two guys put down the day before but there was fresh snow from overnight probably about 2 inches down low and maybe 6 to 8 inches of high or it got very windy and draft drifted in but it looked like all fresh powder. Brutus bushwhack was pretty messy, trying to head up as the unconsolidated snow with balling underneath the snow shoes on televator were quite challenging. Once the snow finally stopped sticking heading up to the summit was way better, but on the way down, it started to get a little warmer, which, unfortunately made my snowshoes turn into moon shoes, and , I had about 4 inches completely kicked on the bottom walking downhill. Monkey went down backwards while I sat down because I only kept falling down which was a complete mess. Then once we got to the crossing, it was more wet snow, which made it not stick to my snowshoes and ended up just kicking it all the way out, so it was not as bad on the way out because it got warmer with the snow being a little wetter and not being able to stick on the snowshoes. But there was a time or two that my snowshoes stuck to the ground and I almost launched forward. Probably the longest time I’ve taken on owlshead a good nine hours and 20 minutes due to my malfunctions of snowshoes as well as my boots and my feet.
Name: Danielle and Monkey 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-04-06 
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