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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Multi-use Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 30, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Two crossings required care, but they were very easy.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowndowns that were easily navigated.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: dogs on the tail seemed to be having fun! 
Bugs
Bugs: Don't you love winter? 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Pancks and Tesco have a perfect description of conditions up Liberty Spring to the Liberty summit. Heading down FTR, the trail was easy to follow and packed powder the whole way. There were a few random postholes that were easy to avoid. If you stay on the track, you won't posthole. Trail was easy to follow on the ridge. After the Flume summit, the trail feels a little rougher (like it was packed out with spikes instead of snowshoes), but it's still pretty darn good. Heading down the ladders, my partner had no problem wearing Hillsounds. It was a little dicier for me in Katoolas. Thankfully, somebody had side-stepped along the edge and it froze up pretty good in some spots. There was only one stretch that I needed to do a little butt slide. If there is a melt and freeze before the next snow, better traction than Katoolas may be needed. Once below the ladders, it was fast - a little more uneven than ideal, but still well packed out and fast.  
Name
Name: Sean 
E-Mail
E-Mail: seanb 7 3 1 0 @ g m a i l 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-12-30 
Link
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