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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 10, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First two brook crossings were easy. Third brook crossing was difficult due to higher water and ice on rocks. Instead of crossing at regular point, we went upstream for about 75 yards and there was a tree across the brook which made an easier crossing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The trail was relatively easy going until about 1/2 way up Liberty Springs.
Ice started out as patchy and then became 100% covering the trail. Micros worked great.
After summiting Liberty I recommend taking a bypass to continue on to Flume and back.
We took the regular trail off of liberty towards Flume and slid several times from solid ice where it immediately descends.
Coming back from Flume we took the bypass which intersects right where you take the final left ascent to Liberty and takes you out right below the summit on the north side. After summiting Liberty, I would come off the summit towards the north and immediately enter the woods for the bypass to flume.  
Name
Name: hike4life 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jpell65@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-10 
Link
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