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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails
Trails: Multi-use trail, bushwhack, Liberty Springs Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 30, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Basin parking area. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not an issue. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few small blowdowns here and there -- all can be walked around/under and taken out with a handsaw, if necessary -- nothing major. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Excellent, fast-moving, light-traction conditions on the trail -- the best winter conditions we've seen in some time that didn't require traction or snowshoes. Mostly packed powder or granular atop firm monorail and sometimes blue ice.

Just enough chop and postholes down low to have to pay attention coming down the trail to avoid an ankle-turn -- but better than we expected given what we've seen on some other trails in the area. A few gnarly deep postholes higher up just off the hardpack.

Multi-use trail had seen just a single snowmobile in the past day.

(We carried everything, as we typically do, but needed only the light traction. There's still plenty of snow on the ridge, so stepping off the packed powder trail will result in some fine postholes.)

Quite a few folks out today enjoying the great weather.  
Name
Name: Pancks and Tesco Heaney 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-12-30 
Link
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