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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails
Trails: Whitehouse Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: When I got there at 8:30 I was the only car in the lot, when I finished at 1:15 there were 6-8 other cars in the lot.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Was able to step rock to rock on every crossing - feet didn't get wet from the crossings (got wet from the standing water on the trail).  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There was one rather big blowdown on the Flume Slide Trail - about 2/3 of the way between the junction with Liberty Springs Trail and the start of the steep climb. People have had to go around it and a herd path has started to form.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any dogs.  
Bugs
Bugs: Didn't experience any bugs.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost or found.  
 
Comments
Comments: Did this one solo. The forecast didn't look great but it didn't look too bad either - 10% chance of showers. Well, the showers came and it was cold enough to cause the water to become sleet at the lower elevations and snow at the upper elevations. Despite the fact that the rock slab was wet I had no problems whatsoever climbing right up the middle of the wet rock because I was wearing my super sticky 5.10 Camp Four hiking boots. They stick to anything - I actually thought the slick mud along the edges of the trail posed more of a risk. Didn't slip even once. Was alone until I bumped into a guy coming down from Flume (had come up Osseo Trail) and then saw two guys near Liberty Springs Campsite and then a girl a little after that - all were on there way up and all had driven up to hike so they were braving the elements. There were no views at all. I made pretty good time and finished early so I drove up the street and climbed Cannon in the afternoon.  
Name
Name: Michael & Monica 
E-Mail
E-Mail: akafuzzjones@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-10-30 
Link
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