Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 11, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Lincoln Woods 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few step overs, no issues 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: We didn't see any out until we were coming back on Lincoln Woods and think we may have spotted the lovely Isis and her mom. 
Bugs: The black flies greeted us at the summit. Changed back into long sleeves and pant legs for the wind and so weren't overly hassled by them. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We brought along light traction, but chose not to use it. The trails were dry on this warm and sunny day, until we made it to the upper section of the switchbacks. We rejoiced at the first patch of snow then quickly changed our minds on this being a welcome sight. Between the ladders and the summit, there were segments of trail with several feet of soft snow and even staying to the center didn't prevent frequent post holing up to our thighs. We regretted having traded in our winter boots for lighter fare. Amazing views (and a change of socks) at the summit made it all worthwhile! Several folks we chatted with reported similar conditions between Liberty and Flume and one couple who had come up Flume Slide said the slide had been covered in ice. Gaiters and water proof boots recommended for this hike while that snow hangs on.  
Name: Marisa and Joe 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-05-12 
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