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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: Friday, April 29, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water levels low, so all crossings easily rock hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trails start off dry down low. Between the Basin bushwhack junction and Flume Slide junction on Liberty Spring trail, the trail is wet and muddy in spots - not the worst I've seen it, but there are sections that never seem to be dry no matter what time of year. Patchy snow starts at the steep section about 2 miles or so in. We put on light traction at the start of the steep section as there was a combination of snow, frozen compacted snow and ice and left it on until about the same place or a little lower on the way back. The trail was pretty much the same condition all the way to Flume, with more snow over ice on the ridge and between Liberty and Flume. The snow was getting soft and slick on the return trip and descent with the warm afternoon temperatures.

The skies started out grey this morning, but cleared out to provide beautiful blue skies and views for another great day out with Claudette and Kevin.  
Name
Name: SBanks 
E-Mail
E-Mail: summersetbanks@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-29 
Link
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