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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: Sunday, March 23, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at Basin Parking Lot 
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: Bridged or step over 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some low branches on LST but mostly ok. Got quite a bit tighter and more branches in your face with the increased snowpack on FR. Few will need clearing in spring 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one on Liberty. Looked to be a good day for dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Started late for the weather to improve, and followed one hiker on snowshoes the whole way. About an inch of new snow down low and increased to 3-4 up higher. Lots of drifting on FR. The lone hiker worked hard between the two peaks (Big THANK YOU). Trail is not consolidated with the new snow. Two barebooters banged it up a bit but everyone else in snowshoes so shouldn't be bad. I would recommend snowshoes until we get a melt/refreeze. That is a trail begging for Televators. Getting sticky in the hardwoods but plenty of winter on top and between the peaks. Views were incredible with the clouds and less wind then predicted.
Great day out!  
Name
Name: KRobi 
E-Mail
E-Mail: robisho at comcast dot net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-03-23 
Link
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