Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 8, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Basin. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were easy.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails are I'm good shape. One step over just south of Liberty summit.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Marlie was first to each summit today. It was chilly but she stayed warm as long as we kept moving. Her coat worked well but started to get some icing around the sleeves. She's lucky not to get snow balls on her feet. Lots of powder today.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: After a chilly start the sun got ho higher and the temps rose. 3 degrees on Liberty at 9:20 and the wind was about 20 mph. Amazingly almost no wind after dropping off the summit to the east. The trail up was well packed but only one other set of tracks had come north From Mt Flume. Possibly up Osseo Z Tr. 8 inches of powder packed down nicely now between the summits. A couple knee deep drifts just before the summit. The wind felt stronger on Flume so we took a couple quick picks and headed back. Saw about 20 people on the way down but only 4 of them were wearing snow shoes. Many were carrying them although the conditions were excellent for them. 22 degrees and sunny back at the Basin just past noon.

9 mi. 3900' elev+ 4 hr 45 min  
Name: IQuest 
E-Mail: iandanner@hotmail com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-02-08 
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