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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails
Trails: Whitehouse Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, bushwhack, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings on Flume Slide Trail are not bridged but not too bad to cross. Had to step in shallow moving water to cross and use snow topped rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Pretty clear 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Steep section on Flume Slide posed no problems for my pooch. She did better than us. Some open seeps down low and open crossings on Flume Slide Trail. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: All trails except Flume Slide were broken out and packed. About halfway up Flume Slide trail right after the larger crossing we lost the trail for about a half mile. I think I went left and should have gone right just after crossing. If you want an adventure follow our tracks. They will take you back to the real trail and really only adds a couple of tenths total but it wasn't pleasant near the end. I would suggest finding where we missed it. Once back on the Slide it was OK going. Enough fresh snow to leave snowshoes on for the whole climb up the Slide. Exposed lots of ice on our way up so crampons might be better until new snowfall. Trails were smooth sailing after the Slide. Descending the Slide would not be fun in current conditions. We pulled ourselves up many sections using surrounding scrub.  
Name
Name: Chance 
E-Mail
E-Mail: c.hersey@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-02-23 
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