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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 15, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few open crossings on Flume trail not completely frozen. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Basin Bushwack, Flume Slide trail, Franconia Ridge, Liberty Springs

A woman ahead of me broke the 3 miles on the valley of the flume slide trail. at least 12"-15" fresh powder. She turned back just before the headwall. Thank you again for breaking it out. If you are thinking of going up the flume trail, don't do it. Unless you are looking for a extreme challenge and have the all equipment. very icy with lots of fresh loose powder. I was sinking up to my knees almost every step. The headwall had at least 2' of powder and 3' drifts/slides. I should have turned back myself. Extremely slow and exhausting. Franconia ridge was 15" fresh powder unbroken all the way back to liberty. Once on liberty the trail is so hardpacked bare boots worked fine, I slid most of the way down.  
Name
Name: Sumday27 
E-Mail
E-Mail: briangoss@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-02-16 
Link
Link: http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=2667791 
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