Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty and Flume 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: many but all hopable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: few blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: they were out but not on Flume Slide 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Gray hat 
Comments: A better time could not have been with my friend Bob. Easy walk to the slide, barebooted all the way. Flume Slide trail not broken out but easy to follow blazes. Met a group coming from the Slide that turned around. They only made it partway up barebooting. Once on the slide we saw why. Switched to shoes at the base of slide but part way up switched to crampons and ax. Made all the difference. 12" of snow covers ice on the slide which made for a touch climb. No blazes on the slide but followed the logical way up. At Franconia Trail switched back to shoes to avoid postholing and used them all they way down to the first water crossing on Liberty Spring Trail. Switch to spikes to help with the slush for the rest of the way. One for the books. Thanks for all the fun, Bob.  
Name: James 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-22 
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