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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Basin. Lot plowed. Walked the bike path to the bushwhack shortcut to Liberty Springs Trail 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no issues  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: several medium-sized blowdowns on the Flume Slide Trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Conditions great for Eva. She finished her winter 48 on Flume. She was totally fine on the Flume Slide Trail. She has been up it one other time, in September 6 yrs ago, and these conditions were much easier for a dog 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Thanks to BK's post about taking the Flume Slide Trail on Saturday, we were inspired to take that route to Flume, feeling that conditions would be ideal for climbing the slide. They were! Mostly snow-covered in soft, grippy snow and barely a hint of ice. Snowshoes were perfect for the climb, especially with televators, though I did see one set of bareboot/spikes track. It's a strenuous climb, no doubt about it, rising 1390 ft in 0.7 miles, but conditions were great on Tuesday. Used snowshoes for the ridge between Flume and Liberty, but it is now firming up and possibly fine with just spikes. Liberty Springs Trail is so popular, firmly packed and great for sledding/butt sliding down. Great day for Eva to finish her winter 48 on Flume. Thanks to all our great hiking buddies we have shared the trails with this winter!  
Name
Name: Donna D 
E-Mail
E-Mail: winnie@vermontel.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-04 
Link
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