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Peaks Owl's Head (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Franconia Brook Trail, Lincoln Brook Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot at the visitors center was plowed. No issues. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All of the crossing had snowbridges, and were passable with caution. We had one person at a time go across. If it gets any warmer there may be issues. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns which were easy enough to work around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We left from the parking lot at about 0815. All trails remained unbroken from the storm Wednesday. Snowshoes were an absolute must. Three of us broke trail 5+ inches of fresh powder all the way up to the Brutus Bushwhack. River crossings were okay with extreme caution. The ice bridges were a bit soft once the temps warmed up. As the day progressed the snow got very sticky. Once on the bushwhack we were post holing up to our thighs even with snowshoes on the final ascent. We made the choice to turn back because we were so worn out and light was fading fast. Great day to be in the Pemi nonetheless! With no snow in the near future hopefully the trail breaking helped out the next to attempt the summit!  
Name
Name: Jeff Botto 
E-Mail
E-Mail: botto.jeffrey@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-02-11 
Link
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