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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Lafayette, Mt. Lafayette, North Lincoln, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Skookumchuck Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Flume Slide (not the trail), bushwhack, Flume Slide Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Whitehouse Trail, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Skookumchuck Trailhead, and at Whitehouse Trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing on Skookumchuck was rock hoppable in the morning, crossings on Flume Slide Trail in the afternoon running high, but still hoppable without dunking your boots. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blowdowns along the route, but at this point, I'd be hard pressed to pinpoint where they were.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One tired dog named Izzy on Flume. 
Bugs
Bugs: None that I saw! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: An absolutely beautiful day to do this traverse. Started up Skookumchuck, with plans to go all the way to Flume, and backtrack to come down Liberty Spring. Instead of the extra climbing going back to Liberty, we decided to descend the Flume Slide, and bushwhack to Flume Slide Trail. Read my report for further information. Nice to meet and hike with Allison and Brenda, and nice to run into Alison, Rebecca, and Dan throughout the day.  
Name
Name: Bill Robichaud 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bill.robichaud@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-04-28 
Link
Link: http://onapathwithheart.blogspot.com/2013/04/franconia-ridge-traverse-42713.html 
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