Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 29, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Basin lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Poles helpful on the crossing at the start of the bushwhack and the largest one down low on Liberty Springs, others were bridged or easily crossed 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: About half a dozen duck unders on the ridge, otherwise trails in good shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Hannah had a good day - good footing and minimal traction issues. Not much open water but she prefers eating snow this time of year anyways 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Not surprisingly, wore snowshoes car to car today. Followed a broken out but not well packed trail from the bike path - postholes from some barebooters became increasingly frustrating about a half mile below the campsite, so the last half mile to the ridge was slow and tedious. No sign of any tracks headed towards Little Haystack. Footing became better once on the ridge and over to Flume and back. Saw five other people, only two wearing snowshoes though (but two people were carrying them on their packs!) - they definitely chopped the trail up quite a bit, but after our three tracks heading down it's not a sidewalk, but certainly much better. Absolutely no use for micros or more aggressive traction with this hike and these conditions. No real views but it snowed for most of the hike, so will probably be a few inches of fresh stuff to pack down tomorrow.

Great day out with Dave, Ali and Hannah enjoying the wonderful snow!  
Name: Hikes with Hannah 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-12-29 
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