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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails
Trails: Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 16, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossed the Flume Brook several times with snow still remaining to aid in crossing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some of the blue blazes were faded, but we had the snow trail to follow. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Started up the Flume Slide Trail at 8:30AM and halfway up, the well-packed trail disappeared into a not-so well packed trail. We had to pack it all of the way up the slide, and an ice axe would have been useful at those parts. The summit of Flume was tough to get through since the winds swept a slope of snow above the trail, but there is really only one way you can go, staying close to the trees on the right. Could not stop at the summit of Flume due to high winds. The rest of the way was well packed, with amazing views from the summit of Mt. Liberty. We finished just after 6pm. So happy that the sun was out, and the clouds were few so we could enjoy the views.  
Name
Name: elizard402 
E-Mail
E-Mail: elizard402@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-03-17 
Link
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