Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt Flume, Liberty Brook (drainage east of Mt Liberty), Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: bike path, old Whitehouse Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Tr, bushwhack, skidder and haul roads, Liberty Spring Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty of parking at Basin Parking area 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all rock-hoppable with care 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: no issues 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: no bugs - so HAPPY!!!! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Terrific day to do a deep exploration in the Pemi Wilderness. I was afraid of ice so I carried micros but didn't need them. The north side of Flume (n the col to Liberty) there was a decent amount of ice but was just barely avoidable.

Once over Mt Flume, then Mt Liberty, and across the ridge, I dropped into the Liberty Brook drainage (east of the ridge - I took a compass bearing directly east) - woods were quite open - all thick spots were avoidable by taking lefts whenever necessary.

Eventually, at about 3700' I hit a major logging haul/skidder road. although there were fir/spruce trees occasionally on the haul road, I made very good time, descended northerly towards a fork of Liberty Brook. Brook had a few places to cross but was running quite strong. I turned the corner and followed that brook down to about 2900+'. A few swampy places but not too bad.

For the ascent back up to the ridge, I was able to follow the haul road back up to another drainage around 4000' and then cut directly up to the ridge. Very neat area - lots to explore - I will be back :)  
Name: Becca Munroe 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-05-21 
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