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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: Friday, October 26, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Liberty Springs Trailhead connector 93N above the flume visitor center 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: 3 stream crossings, all rock-hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Clean trail, no blowdowns,  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 4 dogs plus mine, all well-behaved and looking very happy to be out on the mountain 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Dry, fall conditions at the bottom. We approached Flume via the Flume Slide trail. Once at the base of the rock slide on Flume Slide Trail, the snow began to show up. Not much ice to speak of on the rock slabs, easy enough to get up along the left edge. Mostly light, fluffy snow which made it easier to grip and get good foot holds. Microspikes came in handy. Not enough snow to use snowshoes yet. The pitch was difficult but definitely manageable at this point.Lots and lots of fun scrambling up (if you like that sort of thing.) My dog had no trouble getting up the slide either. These conditions continued up on the ridge, over the two summits and down the other side. Snow disappeared around the Flume Slide and Liberty Springs Trail sign junction. Beautiful day. Clear skies. Could see for miles. Sunny and relatively warm conditions made it a most enjoyable experience from bottom to top. Nice to not have to deal with bitter cold and winds while enjoying the views from the top. Fall weather with winter conditions. Great combination!  
Name
Name: Jo Gardner, Isaac and Rusty and Penny the dog 
E-Mail
E-Mail: coachjo.gardner@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-10-27 
Link
Link: http:// 
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