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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails
Trails: Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the trailhead parking just north of the Flume Gorge, and walked the Pemi Trail to get to the Liberty Spring trailhead.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few wider stream crossings near the beginning of Flume Slide trail- poles were helpful.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Ladders were completely buried by snow, and invisible.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Flume Slide trail was do-able, but is very steep and sustained. We really enjoyed the challenge.

It's very icy for basically the entire thing. I did it with crampons and an ice axe- and that's what I would recommend. My partner had microspikes and a pole, and struggled. Other people on the trail had sneakers and no traction, and struggled even more.

At the ridgeline, they had gotten some fresh snow, but not too bad to require snowshoes.

Outstanding views from both Flume and Liberty.  
Name
Name: DJ 
E-Mail
E-Mail: djentzen@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-04-03 
Link
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