Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Whitehouse Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 1 blowdown on liberty springs trail, taken care of with my GB scandinavian forest axe. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: water crossings all crossable with rock hopping 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: only 3 blowdowns to note, 2 between liberty and flume, and i took care of 1 on liberty springs before the tentsite. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: dog tracks found. no problem for dogs 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: none to report 
Comments: beautiful day for a hike up liberty and flume. started early morning before sunrise and summited Liberty around 10am. weather was sunny and 40 degrees. Liberty springs trail was in good shape, and we were able to bareboot up to the summit with relative ease.
After summiting, we took the franconia ridge trail up to Flume, and after a quick meal, we backtracked to take the liberty springs trail back down. 2 blowdowns still exist between liberty and flume, but can be avoided easily.Micro spikes were necessary for a safe decent down liberty springa, as there was a decent amount of ice and somewhat slippery conditions. only about a few inches of snow throughout the trails, no need for snowshoes as it is all well packed down.  
Name: Greg 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-12-03 
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