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Peaks Owl's Head, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, bushwhack, Lincoln Brook Trail, bushwhack, Owl's Head Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, December 4, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water levels low enough for careful rock hopping. Light traction made rock hopping easier on the icy rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Lincoln Woods Trail icy with a light covering of snow. We were able to bareboot, but some may prefer traction. Conditions were similar all the way to Lincoln Brook Trail, where there was more snow, but not really enough to warrant light traction until the stream crossings as noted above. Light traction helpful on the Brutus Bushwhack and Owl's Head Path due to the steepness. Snow depth increased on Owl's Head Path portion, but a previous hikers had already packed it down. There are a some new blowdowns on Owl's Head Path, with at least one double crawl-over for the shorter folks to negotiate. Might be better with more snow? Most are the step-over type and will be buried in snow soon enough.

Really lovely weather day out on the Owl, had us questioning why we were there instead of above treeline! Thanks to Claudette and Paul for another great trip out to the Owl.  
Name
Name: SBanks 
E-Mail
E-Mail: summersetbanks@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-12-05 
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