|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH|
||Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, May 27, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Flume visitor center. I arrived early and was the only car in the parking lot. When I returned the lot was full. |
||Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Water crossing were not difficult except care was needed because rocks were wet and extremely slippery. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||All trails in good shape (muddy spots on all trails but that was expected given how much rain we had the past couple days) |
||Lots of friendly dogs. |
|Lost and Found:
||Overall, weather was good with cool temperatures and very little wind at summits. I started early in the day and didn't see another person until I hit the summit of Flume.|
Flume slide trail was great. A few muddy spots, but easy to step around. Rock hopping over the water crossings was not difficult, but that needed to be done carefully since the rocks were wet and very slippery. The steep section at the top was very challenging because running water made for very poor traction.
Liberty spring trail was in great shape at the top. Some muddy spots on the lower section.
Franconia ridge trail had a lot of mud and standing water. You could navigate around that, but it was an annoyance.
A few scattered patches of snow remaining, but easy to step around and no additional traction is needed.
A mild annoyance for me was the traffic noise from I93 which you can hear for the first mile or two.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.