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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, Whitehouse Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 25, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Flume lot at 8 am. Not many cars. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock Hop-a-ble, even the larger water crossing was fine either with poles or by "scooting" across the downed tree trunk across the stream 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: just a few blowdowns but easy to step over 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw a few dogs, would they have to be pretty hearty to get up that steep incline and stay on the monorail 
Bugs
Bugs: few at bottom 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a pair of no-name sunglasses at the peak of Mount Flume. I brought them down and put them on the trail sign at the intersection of Liberty Springs Trail and Flume Slide Trail. 
 
Comments
Comments: Great day for a hike, perfect temps though the sun didn't last and we were in the clouds at both summits. Opted to do both peaks on this out and back hike bc we were worried about the Flume Slide trail esp. this time of year. So glad we brought our micro-spikes. Wore them as soon as we were in the vicinity of the Liberty Springs tent site and for the whole length of trail between Mount Liberty and Mount Flume summits. The climb up to Liberty Springs tent site was the most challenging part of the hike. Other than that, the only real challenge was staying on the monorail and not post holing, esp. on the Franconia Ridge trail.

Saw maybe 15 others hiking today. Enough room for social distancing, though it was tough to do on the narrow Franconia Ridge trail. A few were wearing sneakers...I hope they made it okay...I would recommend boots and micro-spikes this time of year.  
Name
Name: DZP 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-25 
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