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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, herd path, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No problems in either Lincoln Woods or Basin lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: water crossings on lower end of Liberty Springs trail still rock-hoppable; small crossing on bushwhack required a log-walk  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One climb-over on Osseo trail required squeezing between branches; Franconia Ridge between Flume and Liberty problematic due to spruces hanging over the trail. Don't think they require trimming--just need some melting of snow.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see one. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A great day to be out; phenomenal undercast provided a treat from summits. A very large AMC group did Flume out-and-back,and I am pretty sure they all had snowshoes, so Osseo should be in great shape (until the next weather event). Franconia Ridge was a mess between Flume and Liberty. Had to push through a lot of spruce. Some bare-booters ascending Liberty Spring; hope they did not chew up the trail too much.

Kudos to the group that broke this route out Thursday. It was tough enough with our group of five on a broken-out trail. I can only imagine what breaking this was like.  
Name
Name: LarryD 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-12-02 
Link
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