Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 4, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Flume Visitors Center. Plowed with a light layer of new powder. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A combination of stable snow bridges and a little rock hopping. Water levels were low 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few crawl unders and one or two easy walk arounds 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One happy husky? on my way down Liberty Springs Trail. He was clearly in his element. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Three inches of new powder over a firm and well broken-out Liberty Springs Trail. Microspikes were great except in a few slushy sections that balled up the bottoms. Flume Slide Trail was less broken out, but got by with microspikes on the flatter section. There were a few hidden post holes (probably from the warm weather a few weeks back). I did manage to tweak a knee in one, though. Changed to crampons and broke out my ice axe on the slide section. Lots of ice flows and powder-covered stretches of ice that made things tricky. Bushwacked to the side of one of the larger flows early on. Great day overall. Saw three hikers on my way down Liberty Springs Trail - not one else.  
Name: Len 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-02-04 
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