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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails
Trails: Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No significant crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few minor blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Great hike. The approach to the Flume wall was packed powder. I used spikes but you could probably do without. The Flume wall climb was brutal, as always, but the broken trail was a bushwhack south of the slide, which was even more brutal. The steep last mile or so up to the summit had some covered crust ice and was slippery in spots. I use crampons here, but you could likely get by in spikes. IMHO, looking down the slide from the summit, if you can make it to the slide and exposure isn't an issue, go for it. Less snow. The ridge was packed powder. Showshoes recommended. Descent down LST was well packed and spikes were helpful.  
Name
Name: Rick Whitney 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rickwhitney@excite.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-24 
Link
Link: http:// 
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