Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Bike path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The Basin parking lot was plowed 
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: Rocks visible to easily hop across 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blow downs, but trail goes around or can easily bend under 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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.  
Name: Brian Touhey 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-01-05 
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