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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Whitehouse Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, December 31, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Whitehouse trailhead lot plowed with tons of parking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The major brook crossing was nicely bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One large stepover blowdown on the Whitehouse trail, after that it was smooth sailing. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No problems except maybe the very top of Liberty 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a 4GB Lexar SDHC card on the Liberty Spring trail very near the bottom. Nobody I recognize but definately belonged to a group that summitted yesterday. 
 
Comments
Comments: Snow was quite soft even early in the am but firm enough to allow barefooting all the way to Flume. Descended in snowshoes to minimize postholing as the snow was very mushy by then. When I hit the softwoods on the climb, it felt like it was raining from all the melt from the trees; by afternoon most of this had stopped. Views improved all day and by my return to Liberty, it had turned into a right nice day. Fun dodging snowmobiles on the bike path.  
Name
Name: MikeL 
E-Mail
E-Mail: larossm@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-12-31 
Link
Link: http:// 
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