Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 3, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Both Liberty Spring parking and Lincoln Woods parking were plowed and nearly empty. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings on Liberty Spring Trail were easy but the rocks were icy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: This has probably been mentioned before but the trail signs at the junction of Liberty Spring Trail and Franconia Ridge Trail have been subject to graffiti and damage. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There were some small women's gloves on the trail sign at Liberty Spring parking. They were black and white and looked reflective, possibly cycling gloves. 
Comments: A friend and I decided to traverse Flume and Liberty from Lincoln Woods to Liberty Spring parking. We considered doing all of Franconia Ridge but there was cloud coverage above 4000' and snow threatening in the afternoon. The trails were nicely packed with a couple of inches of stable snow and we didn't use any traction during the hike. Those uncomfortable on snow around the edge of cliffs would want to wear some traction above treeline. Though there was nearly no visibility, the temperature was mild, the wind minimal and the snow only spitting. Liberty Spring Trail was a little wet which resulted in some mud and slick surfaces, I briefly considered putting on traction but opted the reduce my pace. I will be posting a full trail report with photos and video on my blog in the near future.  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-01-03 
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