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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 7, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at the Basin Parking Lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not a Problem 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There is one large blowdown between Liberty and Flume 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: There were 2 dogs today. Tough day for dogs 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Ice was the story today starting with black ice at the parking lot. We used spikes to get to Liberty but as soon as we started to descend to Flume we switched to crampons. Stayed in crampons to Flume and back to below the tent site where we switched back to spikes. Some people were only using spikes which was possible with much caution. The ribbon of ice started before the brook and continued all the way throughout. Based on trip reports from yesterday I was glad we carried crampons which gave far more purchase. No views to speak of today. Congrats to BillC for 335 of 576.  
Name
Name: jeb bradley 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jebebrad@metrocast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-12-07 
Link
Link: http:// 
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