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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails
Trails: Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked at The Basin parking area and walked down the bike path south.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock Hopping is fine. We started at 1030am so the trail had a chance to warm up but earlier in the day be aware of icy rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blowdown across the Ridge trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We opted to hike up the Flume Trail first. The trail started dry and then become snow covered and then snow covering ice. This section is not for the faint of heart with some tricky areas of ice flow indeed. It was a good day for us because the recent snow left us with traction on top of the ice but give it a few more days and a few more foot prints and it may be a very tricky section of trail. The summit was beautiful and the ridge trail is good. We were hiking on near to fresh snow but there's definitely ice under there waiting to surprise you. Liberty summit was also beautiful. The hike down Liberty Springs Trail seemed much more mellow comparative to Flume Slide Trail. Still lots of snow and ice, we wore micro spikes. I assume this section will melt out sooner so it may be a bit easier still come this weekend. Happy Trails.  
Name
Name: Lindsey 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Lhmersereau@yahoo.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-28 
Link
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