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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails
Trails: Whitehouse Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of parking still available at the Liberty Springs Trailhead lot when we arrived at 9:15am. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings were open and manageable, although some needed an extra stretch of the legs to reach across. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blowdown to climb over, near the top of Liberty Springs Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see a one. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: An apple core. Couldn't find it's owner. Please email me if you'd like it returned. 
 
Comments
Comments: Lots of postholes. The snow at the sides of the trail is deep and soft and easy to sink in, even in snowshoes.

A windy, cloudy, snowy day on the trail. Last weekend in winter made us really want this hike. Would have loved to get Flume, too, but we were too tired and the wind was howling. The snow was mashed potatoes at the lower elevations and somewhat hard packed at the higher elevations. We saw folks in snowshoes and spikes. We saw lots of postholes along the way. We wore snowshoes car to car, just to avoid sinking in to our calves. Still managed to sink in some on the way down, as the snow softened at the lower elevations. The signs at the intersection with Franconia Ridge Trail are completely buried. Luckily we knew to hang a right. No views, but we felt pretty badass getting the summit today. Met lots of cool people along the way, as well as a bunch of AMC groups.  
Name
Name: Hiker5E 
E-Mail
E-Mail: hikewith5E@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-17 
Link
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