Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Franconia Notch Recreation Path, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was early enough to get a space in the Basin lot on the east side of the highway, which is .8 mile by the bike path from the start of the Liberty Spring Trail. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A number of easy rock-hops. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The notorious slippery ledges near the top of the Flume Slide Trail were not very wet despite the seep springs mentioned by the AMC Guide, I assume thanks to our dry weather of late. As a result, I didn't find it necessary to resort to the various side=paths through adjacent woods. The upper section of the Liberty Spring Trail is a rocky, eroded pain to descend, like many steep sections of the AT in the Whites. All Trails seemed to be well-maintained, except that those ledges could use some blazes.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Flume Slide Trail was fun to grapple with, once. More people on it than I expected, including some fearless (or perhaps clueless) descenders. The summits of Flume and Liberty were crowded, as I expected.  
Name: Amicus 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-09-18 
Bookmark and Share 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.

Copyright 2009-2019, All Rights Reserved