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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 10, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Basin parking lot open.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: At the Pemigawasset River crossing, water is fast but not deep. Plenty of rocks to hop across on. A few small spings were easy to cross. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few trees to go under or over--no difficulty with any of these.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One dog on the trail today--he seemed to be having a great time. No hazards. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We took the winter bushwack from the Basin Parking Lot recreation path to Liberty Spring Trail. The trail was wet and muddy, but normal for spring. As the elevation increased, we encountered packed snow and found micro spikes helpful. We carried but did not need snowshoes. We had no problem with postholes (there are old ones to the side of the monorail that is forming.) There was packed snow on the Franconia Ridge Trail to Flume. Both summits were mostly bare of snow. Spectacular views from every direction! By afternoon, the lower portion of the Liberty Spring Trail was almost bare of snow, and we even saw a few early violets blooming.  
Name
Name: Snap Happy 
E-Mail
E-Mail: susancrose@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-04-10 
Link
Link: http://www.pbase.com/suerose/liberty_and_flume 
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