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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Whitehouse Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Flume Slide Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 25, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issue parking, plenty of space at 9:00 am yesterday  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Minor rock hopping, nothing crazy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns on liberty spring and flume slide trails... Decent size blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The two dogs had a blast! Oliver (Westie) and Aspen (lab mix) enjoyed the 10 mile loop! Had some difficulty on flume slide, but took our time on that section. Saw many other dogs during the hike, all seemed to be loving the conditions! 
Bugs
Bugs: No real issues with bugs... Came out with 1 bug bite 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I lost my gold colored Maui Jim aviator sunglasses about 3/4 down the flume slide trail... If anyone finds them please let me know!  
 
Comments
Comments: Great day overall! We really lucked out with the visibility at both summits... 360 degree views all around. We went up Liberty Spring and decided to take our chances going down Flume Slide trail... I know that isn't recommended and we soon figured out why.. The three of us plus two guys with overnight packs were probably the only people going down the slide yesterday.. I don't recommend doing this! It was VERY steep and wet. We ducked into the woods quite a bit... After the approx. 1 mile treacherous section all was good! It's getting past that first section that can be very dangerous. Next time we will take the opposite route!  
Name
Name: Kristin H 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Kristin.lawhorn@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-05-26 
Link
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