Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Whitehouse Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ploughed, melted, great shape overall.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No significant issues.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns to duck under, mainly in the col, nothing worrisome. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs today. Bummer.  
Bugs: None. But plenty of songbirds at the summits.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The trails remain in quite decent shape. With MicroSpikes, you'll stay on top of the trail very well -- snowshoes are overkill. On the steep sections, people have been glissading, but even in the morning, when things were still frozen quite solid, this posed no problems whatsoever. 45 degrees and unbridled sun at the height of a lovely afternoon today, so a lot of balling underfoot. Trails that got more sun were softer than the trails that got less. But really, everything from the trailhead out to Mt Flume was fantastic. The summits featured plenty of bare rocks suitable for sitting upon while you enjoy your summit feast. This was early spring hiking at its finest. Get it while it's still good!

The part of Whitehouse that follows the sled trail is very icy. No impediment to travel with appropriate traction.

Pics and a more detailed report on my blog within the next 18-24 hours. URL below.  
Name: Protean Wanderer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-27 
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