Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 9, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at The Basin. Besides some people just driving through it looks like we were the only cars all day. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: They are all open except for the large brook that still has an ice bridge in place. Who knows for how much longer. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Only one or two duck under blowdowns on the Franconia Ridge Trail between Liberty and Flume. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: There was evidence of activity up until the Liberty Spring/Flume Slide junction. After that there was no evidence of use for the Liberty Spring Trail. Three of us went up in snowshoes breaking trail. There was some evidence after the Liberty Spring Campsite and that continued along the ridge to Flume, but the trail still needed some breaking due to drifts and the new snow from the overnight.

So after an out-and-back there is now a solid trail for people to use. You could probably get away with microspikes, but a few more packing it down with snowshoes should make a solid monorail (unless we get more snow). Just be aware that the trail is a bit rough down low until you pass the bigger brook. The rough spots are mainly where the water runs down the eroded trail. We tried to avoid these as best we could.  
Name: BobTheLoveGoat 
E-Mail: BobTheLoveGoat at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-09 
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