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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Pretty low water or bridged crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few step-overs and duck under or two 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No pups today 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I was dropped off at The Basin parking lot and found the bushwack on the second try, a few inches of new snow.I decided on The Flume slide trail when I saw that it hadn't been broken out though there were just a few inches of new snow. Wore snow shoes all the way to the first ice flow at the bottom of the slide. I also over shot the final un-marked water crossing. I switched to crampons at the slide which proved essential as the continuous ice flows were covered which up to 6 inches of new snow, an ice axe would've been helpful but i didn't have one. Very tough going all the way up to the top of the slide. Probably two hours to cover the last mile.
Once on the summit, it was a warm, windless almost bluebird sky. The 30-45 winds that were predicted, never happened. I met seven hikers from the Delaware chapter on the summit who had come up from Liberty Spring.
Osseo had some deep drifts near the summit ridge (18"-24") so snowshoes were helpful on the descent. The steps were ice flows so glissading was unavoidable. I broke out the rest of Osseo and switched to micros down low, Wilderness is an ice rink in spots. A beautiful day for 10/W48  
Name
Name: Sundance 
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-03-09 
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