Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Pemi Trail, Whitehouse Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The Liberty parking lot was plowed and accessible. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Most of the water crossings are no longer bridged and some have ice-covered rocks that require some care. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few big sticks that I'd barely call blowdowns. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I saw one or two. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I saw a pair of sunglasses perched on a rock partway up and lots of sticks and metal hiking sticks leaning against the sign at the trailhead. 
Comments: Not slip-and-break-a-leg steep and slippery. Taking-tiny-steps-so-I'm-kind-of-bored steep and slippery.

Although the bottom of the Pemi and Liberty Trails are a half-melted, no-fun icefest with a touch of avoidable mud, above the intersection with Flume Slide, the monorail is packed stable and ideal for microspikes. There were a few places where I was worried I would lose my balance but I never actually did. Above the treeline, where the sun can reach the snow, there were patches of slippery ice in between the exposed rock. Slow down when you feel the need and you should be fine. But this hill is one warm day away from being a refrozen mess.  
Name: Professor 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-21 
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