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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Basin lot NB. The outhouse aromas always remind me of when I was a boy on the farm but preferable to off trail trips any day. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several on Flume Slide Tr. all easily rock hopped on wet rocks; did manage to get foot wet twice from lack of concentration. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No issues I recall. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: As seen in other reports probably only trail hardened dogs should use Flume Slide route.  
Bugs
Bugs: Flies at Liberty summit but too nice of a day to let them bother you. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: If I don't do anything more this vacation today made this week worth it. Perfect day up on ridge and only about 12 hikers seen. Felt guilty having both summits to myself on such a gorgeous day. Basin BW is a better trail than many official trails; definitely getting a lot of use. Lower part of Flume Slide Tr. is a nice gentle walk (would be so enjoyable for the trip out if you went down the Flume Slide; not recommending this just making an observation). Flume Slide Tr. was wet from Sunday rain and rain last night so I made use of beaten paths off trail in spots. Lots of discussion read on various sites about difficulty level from "easy" to "never again". All depends on wetness of trail and how much off trail usage. I can see both opinions used depending on whether one was 100% on trail or off trail frequently.  
Name
Name: franco 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-09-21 
Link
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