Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Basin lot 1/4 full @10am, a few cars @7pm 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hoppable w/half submerged rocks so boots will get a little wet 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: N/A 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: At trailhead, on bike path 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Thermarest seat pad, left in spot on ridge between summits 
Comments: Monorail starts @ base of Flume Slide, approx 2800' on Liberty spring tr, very solid and semi-uniform from start on Liberty springs tr to junction w/osseo tr south of Flume summit. Microspikes are adequate for the out and back route over Liberty, but snowshoes are recommended for the osseo tr based upon the experiences of a couple guys w/out any traction I met on the summit of Flume. Crampons, ice axe and knowledge in how to properly use them are necessary for Flume Slide which is 40% monorail, 40% ice, and 20% bare/wet rock approximately with a couple pitches of thick ice. DO NOT attempt to downclimb in current conditions, also note that you will not be able to self arrest if you fall! Rock sections are class 3 terrain and ice sections are class 4 terrain.  
Name: Whitefang 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-19 
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