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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume - East Peak, Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty , NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, bushwhack, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, herd path, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: One car at Basin another at Lincoln Woods which is a fee area. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock-hopable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns on LW and Osseo  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: We both found wood ticks.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Thanks to Bill I found the bottle I lost on my bushwhack. (and a set of gaiters lost on the Kanc!).  
 
Comments
Comments: We traversed Flume/Liberty from Lincoln Woods to the Basin with a bushwhack to East Flume. We started the bushwhack above the col where the trail turns east and then cuts back. The woods were open in places and tight and twiggy in others. The highpoint is recognized and has a nice view.

There is surprisingly little mud. We went to light traction around 2800 feet due to monorail and blue ice. At around 3200 we went to snowshoes as snow became deep and consistent. Snowshoes were the best choice until a fair distance down Liberty spring tr., save for the two summits where they came off. The upper Osseo and between Lib and Flume would be especially challenging without snowshoes as there's four feet or more.  
Name
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook, Bill Cronin  
E-Mail
E-Mail: zap88@tds.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-06 
Link
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