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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 30, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: only a few cars at the Basin lot today 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: main crossing open but easily crossed ..the slushy spots in the morning were freezing up in the afternoon otherwise 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: no issues 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw none...kind of cold 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: came across a couple of guys looking for a camera 
 
Comments
Comments: a winter chill in the air today. 4-6 inches of nice new fluff down below . we were pleased to see those before us in snowshoes which we wore from car to car. Last nights snow tracked out to the ridge before we saw our first barebooters. Windy on Liberty but we got there before it got too cold. Dropped down on a loosely broken out track to Flume. We could feel the temps dropping, a snowshoe person who had broken out trail and the a bunch of barebooters reported wind on Flume and they were right. Heavy drifting along the final approach..we tagged the summit and dropped down quickly into the woods. It was COLD! Lots of snow along the ridge...very beautiful day. Trail back was choppy and tedious from mess left from previous hikers back to Liberty where it is a bit more consolidated. Coldest and windiest spot of the day was coming back across the knobs there on Liberty. Saw a group we had met in the parking lot earlier..one had a frost nip going on as did Tim which was quickly covered. Trip down was choppy, 50/50 with hikers in snowshoes and light traction today. Great day out with a real winter bite in the air with Tim and Valerie  
Name
Name: silverfox, Tim and Val 
E-Mail
E-Mail: marktaub@metrocastdot net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-12-30 
Link
Link: http:// 
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