Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks None, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Franconia Brook Trail, Lincoln Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking in the early afternoon at Lincoln Woods (fee area). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Kept feet dry except for the crossing of Franconia Brook at 13 Falls, and the two usual troublesome crossings on Lincoln Brook Trail. The major Lincoln Brook crossing was waded in calf deep water, while the Franconia Brook crossing just beyond was done in knee deep water. Not a loop for keeping the feet dry.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The usual, sometimes fairly large, stepovers in the wilderness, no issues outside of it. Muddy sections of Lincoln Brook below the path to Owl's Head. A couple minor brushy sections on Franconia Brook. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Thursday was a cool and raw day to go after a big run, and an Owl's Head circumnavigation fit the bill. Drizzle in the parking lot at my crack o' 1:00 start, but stopped about 5 minutes in. Lincoln Woods was fairly wet on the way in, the rain having just stopped, but had dried up somewhat a few hours later. Franconia Brook was a joy, ascending at easy grades, with multiple feeder stream crossings thrown in for fun. Saw no one on Lincoln Brook Trail, which was pretty good going up to the height-of-land, then slow going and tedious to the Owl's Head Path, then good sections interspersed with mud until the two major crossings. East Branch Pemi gauge in Lincoln measured 258 when I left my house in Conway before doing this, crossings very doable at those water levels, just not with dry feet. A really fun, if somewhat dreary afternoon, deep in the Pemi!  
Name: Bill Robichaud 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-07-14 
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