Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, Owl's Head, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Lincoln Slide, Lincoln Brook Trail, Owls Head Path, herd paths, Black Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, September 16, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln Woods Trail is a USFS fee lot. FP descended Greenleaf, where car #2 was parked at Cannon Tram lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Low and easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails looked great. There is a new birch blowdown--top part of the tree--on Black Pond Trail that requires maneuvering through. It is laying lengthwise in the trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Seems to have been some earth move-age since the last time I did Lincoln Slide in 2010. Don't remember the gully being that much of a... well... gully. Followed the stream down until it became too much of a pain and exited left (north) right at the spot of a little campsite complete with mini fire ring (note: aluminum foil does not burn). In the past 4 or 5 Lincoln Slide adventures, I've exited right (south) but wanted to check out the other side. Woods were surprisingly open, and I even got to visit the boggy pond that one can see from Lafayette. Since we are in a drought, my feet didn't even get wet in there! The alder thicket surrounding the boggy area was pretty THICK though. Saw fresh bear scat and lots of moose sign there.

Climbed Owlie from the Slide but opted for the Brutus on the way down as well as the Black Pond BW. Both have pretty established herd paths that are easy to follow for an experienced hiker, probably not so easy for a novice. The Black Pond herd path fades out here and there but is easy to regain (IMO). Still, one should carry map & compass and know how to use them in order to do these "off-trail" routes. In git-r-done mode, think I set a PR for the BPBW. :)  
Name: Snowflea & Fancypants 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-09-18 
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