Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Owl's Head (attempt), NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, Franconia Falls Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, February 12, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only 8 cars when I arrived, two when I left 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Minor, no problems 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Minor blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None seen, except a few previous tracks 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: This doesn't count as a serious attempt at Owl's Head summit, but I noticed that Black Pond is no longer tracked out. I took a few snowshoe steps from Lincoln Woods towards Black Pond, and my shoes were sinking in a bit. Probably a lot of work, although it's likely that the Black Pond Bushwhack is still visible but covered with blown snow or blocked by the weekend rain.
Franconia Falls is tracked out. No sign that anyone has tracked out the Fisherman's Path.
Much of Lincoln Woods is bare bootable, or passable with microspikes. The rest is the usual snowshoe superhighway, with minor postholing the farther you are from the parking lot. A few sections of ski tracks, quickly rejoining the main snowshoe track.  
Name: Darrell Hart 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-02-12 
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