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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 10, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty @ Lincoln Woods. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None on this route. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are 7-8 fallen trees on Osseo Trail - all are passable. Three are on the upper portion of the 'Whaleback Ridge' before the final push to the top. One has a number of stubs sticking up and another could use some branch clipping. Had I remembered to bring my pack saw I could have helped with these. The others are in the lower third of the trail and only 1-2 could use some branch clipping absent of clearing the entire trees. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw three on Osseo Trail heading up the steps at the downlook. 
Bugs
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
 
Comments
Comments: Lincoln Woods trail is hardening up nicely. Nearly all of the trace snow/ice early in the morning was gone when I returned early afternoon. Looks like Osseo Trail had <1" of snow low gradually building to >2" higher up. This trail had seen traffic so any snow was beaten down. After lunch most of that vanished so there were just leaves to deal with. The final push to the summit on Franconia Ridge Trail had some minor ice but there was enough exposed rock to pass with some attention to foot placement. I bare booted all the way up but did put on Microspikes for a couple of miles on descent - it just made life easier IMO.

Real quiet day on this peak. I didn't see a soul on my entire ascent and had the summit to myself. I stopped for an early lunch at the downlook on my way back where five folks with three dogs passed by heading up. Only encountered one other until Lincoln Woods Trail after that. Blue skies accompanied me for the climb until I hit the top when the greys took over. Still some good visibility on a pretty nice day.  
Name
Name: HMJ 
E-Mail
E-Mail: trailsntrees(at)gmail(dot)com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-10 
Link
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