|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH|
||Pemi Trail, Whitehouse Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, March 31, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
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|Lost and Found:
||Early in the morning we were able to bareboot all the way up to the Liberty Spring Tent Site then switched over to MSR snow shoes for the rest of the day.|
The trail from Liberty to Flume had about 2 inches of fresh snow with a solid base underneath on some areas and 2 inches of wet sticky snow on a solid base in other areas.
On the way back, the trail warmed up and the snow become more slushy. Snow shoes are definitely the way to go. We saw another hiker had micros on and was sinking in from 2-4 inches.
On the descent, the trail was a bit slushy at the upper elevations about 2 inches deep and got worse at the mid to lower elevations about 2-4 inches deep.
The bottom levels are now a mix of slush and mud for the bottom 2 miles. Great day with great weather. I recommend snow shoes equivalent to MSR's for now.
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.