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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Whitehouse Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Flume Slide Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No question, New Hampshire is in a drought. No need for your shoes to get moist, even on the soles.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was in fine shape, excepting a blow-down on the lower bit of Flume Slide trail. Easily climbed over, though. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One pup going up Liberty Spring, enjoying his best day out.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The book describes Flume Slide as pulling no punches. And indeed, that's entirely accurate. Echoing the book, I strongly advise taking that one on the uphill leg, saving Liberty Spring trail for the return. It's not got the views of, say, Tripyramid's north slide, but you get that totally amazing traverse of the ledges at the top, which is totally cool.

Photos are on my blog, as always.  
Name
Name: Protean Wanderer 
E-Mail
E-Mail: hiker@proteanwanderer.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-09-17 
Link
Link: http://www.proteanwanderer.com/2020/09/18/trip-report-a-steep-loop-up-mt-flume-and-mt-liberty/ 
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