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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 22, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Passed 'Greeley' and his/her humans on the way down. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost my black Benchmade pocket knife. Really sentimental piece... if anyone finds it, I'd really appreciate a shout out! 
 
Comments
Comments: Great day on Franconia ridge, out and back to Flume via Liberty. Only car at the Liberty Springs lot at 8am, and there were only 4 cars there when I came back down at 3pm. Other than the trio of campers I saw coming down in the first 1/2 mile, I was the only one on trail until the summit. Spring-like conditions with temps in the mid-30's led to more post-holing on the edge of the trail and diffculty getting purchase with microspikes in the upper 2 miles of Liberty Springs Trail (crampons would have been better). Used snowshoes in the col between Liberty and Flume, which made travel a bit easier in the loose snow. Overall a great 10.6 mile hike!  
Name
Name: RedFox 
E-Mail
E-Mail: casousa81@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-01-25 
Link
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