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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: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Basin upper lot clear and ice free 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Starting to open. Larger streams are easily rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Handful of medium/large blowdowns on Flume Slide. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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!



 
Name
Name: eakenrea 
E-Mail
E-Mail: benewfang@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-05 
Link
Link: http://https://www.instagram.com/p/B9XBurGA5d8/ 
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