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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails
Trails: Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only a few cars at the beginning and end of the hike 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Any water crossings were very easy, plenty of rocks to guide a dry pathway 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: PLEASE DO NOT TAKE DOGS ON FLUME SLIDE TRAIL. I've seen lots of happy dogs this winter but also lots of dogs who should have stayed home. This is not a dog friendly trail and know several other hikers who have left their pups at home for this one:) 
Bugs
Bugs: Flies! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Flume slide trail was so much fun! Definitely a challenge with wet rock in many places but worth every second of it:) I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Read trail description carefully before going up Flume Slide and pay attention to water crossings...we missed a crucial left turn after one because the trail is not marked well and you have to re-cross the water only .1 mile after the previous crossing. Thankfully we figured it out before abandoning ship! There is a very small cairn on the other side of the brook that's hard to see. If you miss it, you end up following a false path to a dead end. After that the trail is clear as can be. The ridge from Flume to Liberty offered amazing views, sunshine, and much needed peace. Only needed spikes for ridge trail and from summit of Liberty to just past the tent sites. Flowers are popping and the green is bursting!! Only ran into 5 other people on Liberty Spring Trail.  
Name
Name: Elizabeth 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sageandspirit13@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-05-14 
Link
Link: http:// 
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