|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Owl's Head, NH|
||Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, bushwhack, Lincoln Brook Trail, bushwhack, Owl's Head Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, December 4, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||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 |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Water levels low enough for careful rock hopping. Light traction made rock hopping easier on the icy rocks. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||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.
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.