|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH|
||Bike path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, January 5, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||The Basin parking lot was plowed |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Wet/Sticky |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Rocks visible to easily hop across |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A few blow downs, but trail goes around or can easily bend under |
|Lost and Found:
||Liberty Springs Trail - light traction may be needed as the trail is getting packed down from the last snow and the butt sliders making it a little slippery. Snow was sticky on the way down due to the higher temperatures today.|
Franconia Ridge Trail from Liberty Springs - light traction worked well, well packed down to the peak of Mt Liberty
Franconia Ridge Trail between Mt Liberty and Mt Flume - snowshoes will make your life easier. it can be done with light traction, but trail is not compacted yet and needs some flattening. I did it in micro-spikes and wished I had my snowshoes. No one had snow shoes that we passed, so if your hiking in the next few days, you may want to consider having them to make it easier.
The worst part of the hike was back up to Mt Liberty after visiting Mt Flume. Tired legs and the steep ascent did not make my already tired legs happy. Glad we did both peaks though. Worth the unhappy legs at the end of the day.
||Brian Touhey |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.