Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Bike path, bushwhack, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parked at the basin 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all rock hop able, and snow bridges still intact in spots 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: one major blow down on flume slide down low that will need a chainsaw. and only a couple small duck unders on the ridge 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Vaya had a blast but only an agile dog right now is making it up the slide 
Bugs: nada 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Mens ems gloves on the bushwhack 
Comments: easily my hardest climb this winter season. flume slide was unbroken and the ice under all the fresh powder made it a serious workout. i managed to make it with my MSRs on the whole way but was debating a couple times on putting my crampons on. It helps to be flexible and my black diamond whippet pole came in handy for sure. windy and snowing on the summits. ran into a few people on the way down, including one beast hiker in his 70s that i have ran into at least a few times this season and had good conversation with, but we have never mentioned names to each other. haha. i also ran into a father son combo who told me they were going to go down flume slide, to which i responded with maybe they should re consider that and if not, i wished them luck ( the dad seemed like he was going to take my advice, but the kid wanted none of it.haha). the soft conditions were so good for snowshoes today if you snagged the trails early. great hike. GAIA had it at 4:51  
Name: R. Prudhomme 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-10 
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