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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 19, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Basin - snow/ice in lot, but still doable for 2WD. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The largest crossing is ice bridged (still a bit flimsy), while the others are easily crossed with light traction. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: We were able to remove all of the somewhat vexing blowdowns on both trails. Two stepovers remain on Liberty Springs, to be covered up after a moderate snowfall. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trails were ideal for Microspikes. Generally 1-2" of powder over a small hardpack surface, with some blue ice bulges on the steeps on Liberty Spring. A few open/thawed areas as usual in the lower elevations on Libery Spring. Franconia Ridge Trail from Liberty to Flume has enough of a base for snowshoeing, but booting seemed fine with no postholing. Liberty Spring Trail would have been torture to attempt to snowshoe due to lack of base.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-12-19 
Link
Link: http://www.franklinsites.com/hikephotos/NewHampshire/mtliberty-2010-1219.php 
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