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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, herd path, Owls Head Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ample parking available Lincoln Woods fee parking or WMNF pass, restrooms. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridge on LW 1.8 miles in still marked closed but navagable; 3 crossings this route 1st easy rock hop and last 2 more careful rockhop with feet going under on submerged rocks briefly/ok with waterproof boots and gaitors. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A good size blow down/easy stepover about a yard after passing Osseo. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None, kind of missed them. 
Bugs
Bugs: A tick on my gaitor; I did spray. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: nada 
 
Comments
Comments: Excellent April conditions. Mud not as bad as expected and its in the usual places on LW, departing Black Pond Trail; and more so on Lincoln Brook Trail.No ice til about a third mile in on Lincoln Brook Trail and majority of that could be avoided. I waited til crossing before Brutus to put on Hillsound Trail Crampons kept on til halfway back to BP Herd Path.Lower half Brutus dry then about midway sparse snow gradually thickening but packed and not icy. Owls Head Path nice packed snow no postholing or balling up of spikes on the return. Many thanks to those who have cleared blowdowns before the summit. Summit cairn visible today. Had some unexpected company on hike makingthe journey interesting, thanks.Saw total of 6 other hikers doing OwlsHead.  
Name
Name: 4K 
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-23 
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