Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Owl's Head, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, bushwhack, Lincoln Brook Trail, bushwhack, Owl's Head Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Lincoln Woods Lot no cars on arrival. 11 on return. Plowed and plenty of room 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridge on Lincoln woods path closed but crossable,3 crossings on Lincoln Brook Trail low and solidly ice bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in super shape a few walk unders on Brutus that will lower with more snow 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 1 happy little doggo 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Lincoln Woods Trail,Black Pond Trail,Black Pond Herdpath(80% followed),Lincoln Brook Trail,Brutus Bushwhack, Owl's Head Path

After a hair raising ride in on the Kanc this morning it turned out to be an extraordinary day for the Owl. New snow levels ranged from 2 -3" maximum of light powder. Micros on until Black Pond Trail then snowshoes until returning just before suspension bridge. Black Pond Trail has a nice trough started with tilled loose powder on top. The BP Bushwhack wasnt broken out ive never been much of a lemming so i proceeded to break the "lower path" out. i was able to stick to summer herd path for the most part and on return trip followed much closer and came out on middle path through between 9-12" of powder. This line is not perfect but followed for approximately 80 percent+ if the time and definitely still needs some snow shoe love. It did avoid the puds. Lincoln Brook Trail was in good shape and travel was quick. Brutus was broken out as well with the exception of the steeper route to the left of the cairn. i attempted this route but snow was at least 2ft deep and unyielding. There was heavy postholing throughout Brutus mostly to the sides of the track. it appeared to be a postholios adventure of exhausting magnitude. Highly recommend snowshoes for this hike. I met only one hiker while descending Brutus and 8 others on LWT enjoying this fine January day that felt more like early March.
Name: scottb 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-25 
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