|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt Flume, Liberty Brook (drainage east of Mt Liberty), Mt. Liberty, NH|
||bike path, old Whitehouse Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Tr, bushwhack, skidder and haul roads, Liberty Spring Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, May 21, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||plenty of parking at Basin Parking area |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||all rock-hoppable with care |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||no issues |
||no bugs - so HAPPY!!!! |
|Lost and Found:
||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 :)
||Becca Munroe |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.