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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ample parking at The Basin 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The several minor crossings easily managed with rock and ice. Major crossing was a bit more dicey on the way in with soft ice and ice covered rocks, both water-proofed boots got wet. Poles definitely helpful. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns, duck unders, all easily managed. I cleared several larger branches and litter off the trail. The only bare trail was in the lower portion above the whack where the rain had overwhelmed existing drainage structures or where additional drains are needed.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Crampons at the start, stayed on till back below the major water crossing, switched to Hillsounds for the remainder of the walk out. The whack easily located, a mixture of styrofoam snow and post holes. The LST comprised of bare trail down low, lots of ice, ice flows, ice bulges, with increasing snow cover as elevation gained. The ridge had two to three inches of fresh snow. Was the first up there and had the trail to myself till back to Liberty. As I was leaving the summit several others arrived with their dog on a traverse presumably from the Kanc. Great views with virtually no wind on either summit. A great day to be out.  
Name
Name: Brewster 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-03-02 
Link
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