Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, January 5, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only vehicle in the Basin Lot today. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Frozen or easily stepped over 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blow downs that were easily stepped over or walked around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None out today. 
Bugs: Ha, Ha. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found one micro spike near Liberty Spring tent site, left it. Maybe the owner will go back with snowshoes on to retrieve it. (See comments) 
Comments: Snowshoes from start to finish.

It would have been a pretty easy hike today were it not for the bare booters (I counted three sets of tracks) that were out yesterday (See Geoff's post from January 4). Come on people, don't brag about post holing up to your thighs. Geoff, you should have been out there today to see the damage you created without proper footwear.

The trails are now beginning to set up but still require snowshoes while there is unpacked powder, more snow is needed to fill in the holes that were made on Sunday.  
Name: FranM 
E-Mail: maineri at metrocast dot net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-01-05 
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