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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, bushwhack, Liberty Springs Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 25, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at The Basin, East side. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Today's flow levels were good for easy rock-hopping. Rain is in the forecast, look for changes.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Excellent corridor all the way, over to Mt. Flume had one small step over blowdown. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None out today but it would be fine footing for them. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Bare ground, sometimes running wet, past jct. of Flume Slide Trail almost to 1st brook crossing, then spotty monorail past the next two crossings. Solid packed snow above this up to Mt. Liberty, microspiked it. Dropped off the back side of Liberty expecting to change to snowshoes but found the route over to Mt. Flume quite firm also, so I stayed with traction, no postholes. Recent light accumulation has melted ( I could still make out faint Tubbs NRG Flex tracks between Liberty & Flume, presumably left yesterday on WAUMBEK's Osseo out and back). However, upcoming rain and warmer temps could change things and I would continue to bring snowshoes for anything other than just Liberty. Tested the surface north toward Little Haystack, and they would be needed for that stretch. Light winds and tee shirt hiking, hazy sun and pretty good views, Washington to Camel's Hump. Had both summits to myself, passed 5 other hikers going up Liberty but Flume was all solitude.  
Name
Name: Drew Petersen 
E-Mail
E-Mail: twolilies@wildblue.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-04-25 
Link
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