|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH|
||Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, March 5, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Basin upper lot clear and ice free |
||Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Starting to open. Larger streams are easily rock hoppable |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Handful of medium/large blowdowns on Flume Slide. |
|Lost and Found:
||Wanted to add (to additional report by Rick Simmons on same peaks) that Flume Slide was still in good condition to snowshoe. More than a few patches of ice starting to show up but almost all are easily gotten around. Had to toe into a handful of spots but never felt like I had any need for the crampons. The snow was soft(er) until close to the peak however--might only be a few more days if the weather stays warm before crampons and ice ax will be only realistic way to take on the climb (if at all). |
I chose snowshoes round trip (light traction would have been fine for walk down). I have no tolerance for post holing or wading through drifts and love my televators:)----made the drive up after I saw the past reports on Slide Trail and have been itching to walk it in winter months--thanks Donna and BK!
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.