|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH|
||Whitehouse Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, May 23, 2015|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Water not that high. Still got a wet foot. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Flume Slide Trail could use some blazing in the upper section. The blue blazes that are there a pretty hard to see. Long sections in the woods with no blazing I could find. I wasn't completely convinced I was on the trail at one point. One awkward walkover, but don't recall where. Liberty Spring caretaker was moving a downed spruce as I went by. |
||Flume Slide trail would be tough for a dog, I believe. Steep, slabby, slippery, icy. |
||Too cold and windy today, none seen. |
|Lost and Found:
||Flume Slide Trail has steady trickles of water that have iced over. Made the early morning ascent tricky. I often made my way in the woods along the edges of the actual trail. Better handholds there. Ascending via the open slab section just not possible -- too icy & steep to get a foothold.|
The Fliberty col featured intermittent sections of ice and snow. Still monorail in places, but mostly ice. Barebooted with no issues, a little greasy once in a while. A warm week or two, and what snow/ice that's left will probably be gone.
Many people ascending Liberty Spring headed for the tentsite, families, groups, college kids, and so on.
||Ethan Banks |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.