Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Whitehouse Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 17, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: lot was plowed - easy access off 93.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all minor or bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: good for any that are hardy in snow.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: after the overnight windchill from Saturday in to Sunday, the trail was well packed. We went from the Liberty Springs trailhead parking lot, along Whitehouse to the Liberty Springs trail. All well packed. When we got to the split with Flume slide, you could see there were a few inches of loose powder over the previously broken out trail. We would have gone this route up to flume, but one of us had forgotten their ice axe. So we took Liberty springs up to the summit of Liberty. The trip from Liberty to Flume was well broken out, but with the height of the snow, you're constantly being grabbed by trees.

We had originally wanted to snag Liberty and Flume, then head north along the ridge to Haystack, Lincoln, and Liberty. The trail was not broken when we reached the ridge, and we didn't have the energy to both find (the markers were hidden under the snow) the trail and break it out. So we just went up and came back down Liberty Springs.  
Name: Sara 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-18 
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