|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Flume, NH|
||Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, March 17, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Spring Snow |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Saw our first mosquito of this year. |
|Lost and Found:
||Thin layer of icy snow on Lincoln Woods Trail in the morning, changed to slush in the afternoon and will probably stay that way throughout the week until it melts entirely.|
Osseo Trail bare in spots down low, then a thin monorail, then spring snow which will undoubtedly turn into mashed potatoes with the upcoming week of warm temperatures. We postholed with snowshoes. It helped when we stayed in the middle of the forming monorail, but we made tons of snowshoe postholes regardless. Hugh could not wear snowshoes for obvious reasons, so he postholed quite a bit too. Doesn't matter, since the next week is going to turn that trail into complete postholing mush no matter what you wear on your feet. Ladders were covered in sticky, soft snow, we had little trouble getting up and down them. Rocks near the summit still had snow but were manageable with care.
Congratulations to nine-year-old Alexandra Herr, who finished her winter 4Ks with this hike. Thanks to Sage, Hugh, Matt, Isidora, and Mike for their great company.
||Trish, Alex, Sage, Hugh |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.