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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, February 22, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: quite a few car at the basin lot today, plowed, no fee 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: larger crossings bridged with some of the smaller ones punched out 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: took out a couple of blowdowns towards Flume.. a good sized one remains, duck under at this point 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: pepper rocked it today , not much water up high 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: crunchy on the herd path from the basin but once to Liberty Springs Trail things loosened up. Passed a large group in spikes who were slipping some but not really damaging trails in the morning. Snowshoes with televators were perfect for ascent. Once to the ridge things a bit less consolidated. Windy on the ledges and summit cone. Dropping down the herd path to the ridge trail in deep snow and the track over to flume was much less consolidated. Nice to meet Postal Patty on the way over. A bit cloudy and chilly on Flume, we enjoyed the soft snowshoe conditions back over to Liberty and down. Once to the hardwoods zone the snow was much softer in the sun and there were quite a few more holes, even in the center of the trail. Great day out with Valerie, Gary, and John and Pepper  
Name
Name: silverfox 
E-Mail
E-Mail: marktaub.metrocast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-02-23 
Link
Link: http:// 
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