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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Owl's Head, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, herd path, Lincoln Brook Trail, bushwhack, Owl's Head Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 5, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Lincoln Woods. A few vehicles on arrival 8 on return. Plenty of parking today  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings low and and rock hoppable. Crossing #1 no issue #2,3 had some ice glazed and crowned rocks. We stepped cautiously. Trekking poles very helpful. Cfs was at 388 at 420 this morning dropping to 367 shortly after concluding the hike. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great shape a few minor stepovers  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None today 
Bugs
Bugs: A few flying insects  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A nice hike of Owl's Head with a fellow Gridder. Excellent conditions,crossings are low and remaining monorail for the most part was a sidewalk. We barebooted to Brutus then used Hillsounds to the summit switching back three quarters of the way back. Spotty softening blue ice in spots.Snowshoes along for the ride but nice to have as temperatures warm this will soften the still deep snowpack on the OH Path. It was nice briefly chatting with the hiker heading to the Bonds as well as the backpacker on Brutus. If this Peak is needed for April this is a great time to hike it. Quick travel out and back
 
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-05 
Link
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