|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH|
||Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, November 23, 2013|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue |
||Traction, Ice Axe |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||rock hopping on all crossings - some ice on rocks ; a couple of the higher crossings on flume slide required thinking about and wariness of ice on rocks |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Good amount of solid climbable ice on mid section of Flume slide. Used axe and finally donned crampons to point up it safely. Buddy managed with axe and no crampons, but required a couple of side excursions.|
4 or 5" of snow on upper section and ridge; trace low down.
Slippery, refrozen ground on mid and lower sections, spikes / light traction would have helped, but bare boots fine with care
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.