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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: Saturday, May 23, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water not that high. Still got a wet foot. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
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. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Flume Slide trail would be tough for a dog, I believe. Steep, slabby, slippery, icy. 
Bugs
Bugs: Too cold and windy today, none seen. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: Ethan Banks 
E-Mail
E-Mail: 020655@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-05-23 
Link
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