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: Saturday, January 10, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Basin Parking lot down to mostly bare pavement/ thin snow cover. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings on the bushwhack and the usual on L.S. were no problem. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: How well can dogs see at night? 
Bugs: Yup, those pesky dark flies. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found my mojo... 
Comments: The night project continues. With the esteemed Carl Tremblay, on the trail by 4:30PM. Clear, including the summits, 8 degrees and quiet in the Notch. Saw a horde of 15+ (bare-booting) finishing up as we got going. Bushwhack was choppy and rough, but Liberty Springs was a highway. We bare-booted to the steeps and then added micros for the rest of the hike.Franconia Ridge had just a couple of snowshoe tracks over to L. Haystack, but the highway continued up to Liberty. Clear, -6F and W20-30mph at the summit. The col to Flume was less traveled, but there had been some traffic earlier in the day, so it was nicely tracked.On the way down with the half-moon high enough in the sky, we were able to hike without lights from Flume Slide Junction back to the car. 7 1/2 hours, beautiful night and so great to be up high in the winter at night once again!  
Name: Stuart Grey aka: Studge 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-01-11 
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