Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 13, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ours were the only two cars in the East side Basin parking lot in the morning. Watch out for black ice in the lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no problems 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The Old Man and the Saw and I had a great day in the woods, and were the only ones on the trail today. The wind was quite fierce sounding in the trees overhead, but was not an issue to be dealt with except near each peak (lingering was out of the question). We wore HH spikes and HH Pros from the PL to the tent site, where we switched to snowshoes. We left the snowshoes on over both peaks, and back to a ways below the tent site. There was very little hard ice to deal with. The trail to the tent site, except for the bushwhack was, and still is, well packed out and firm. We had to break through 2-3 inches of ice crusted snow between the two peaks. The entire trail is now pretty well packed out and post-hole free, and along the way we removed a number of blow downs and eye pokers.  
Name: RonK 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-01-13 
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