Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, January 2, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty at basin. walk .3 mile south on the snowmobile trail to find the short-cut to the LS/FS junction. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all the crossings on FS were manageable some more gracefully than others ;) 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: after the last two water crossings on FS, the blue blazes on trees are faint and sparse. i'm guessing there might be blazes on the rock ledges further up, but can't see them under the snow and ice. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: wouldn't recommend FS for a dog any time of year 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: broke out FS with snowshoes. down low, maybe 4-5 fresh inches of powder. a lovely woods walk until it got steep and deep. i fought for every inch...up to my thighs in places. about .5 below the ridge a duo caught up to me and i graciously let them take over and then another solo hiker came along, so 'mentally' it became easier. (two hikers descended FS , so there should be good tracks to follow for awhile if you're inclined to take this route up to Flume.) FR was not broken out to Flume, but a lot less snow to plow thru. FR between Flume/Liberty ...not much snowshoe traffic (i had mine on), a lot of post holing. LS from the summit down, nicely packed out and i made up the time that i lost on FS.  
Name: hnd 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-01-03 
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