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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Owl's Head, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, bushwhack, Lincoln Brook Trail, Owls Head Path, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 31, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues at Lincoln Woods 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Despite the rivers reading about 630CFS this morning, they still where quite high. Saw some turn back whom had gone from Franc Brook to Lincoln Brook. The first crossing was more or less hoppable, the second I ended up whacking about 100yds up stream to find a safe spot. The third one i took my pants/shoes off and went for it, which I fell and soaked my boots and went for a little ride down Lincoln Brook. That must have been a sight haha. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One good size birch (axe or crosscut) on Black Pond. (Trail Maintainer for Lincoln Brook). USFS is now letting some groups work on their trails so I paid my adopted trail a visit. Removed about 8 blowdowns, some will have to wait until I can get my crew in with me to help. Several axe worthy. Cleared about twenty water bars quickly. Will make a run through again next month. All in all, Lincoln Brook is always wet, but was pleasently surprised to see how well it was draining.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: A stiff breeze kept the bugs at bay 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Not at LW, but at Old Bridle... THANK YOU to whomever found my watch last night and left it overtly visible at the trailhead. I grabbed it this morning! 
 
Comments
Comments: What a day in the Pemi! Ran into an all star cast of hikers today, several redliners, gridders and 500 finishers. Wanted to get Owl's for may and today was a perfect day for it. Trails are snow free, varying wet and dry, though it did rain last night. I did some maintenance on the Lincoln Brook (see above). See water crossing above. I forded crossing 2/3 on the way out. Went up via the slide which was dry down below but when it reenters the woods to the side hill, it is flowing water down it. After that its a patchy avoidable mono near the height of land. Avoidable mono on the summit. On the way out went down Brutus to avoid the wet rocks of the slide. Bareboot all day

Noted several ladyslippers (white and purple) on LW, trout lilly on Black pond, indian paint brush on the rocky sidehill section around crossing 3, and purple azaleas on the slide are just starting to bloom! Also found an old telegraph pole with wires attached, which was exciting.  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-31 
Link
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