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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Whitehouse Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at the Whitehouse trailhead. Toilet available. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Brook crossings on Liberty Spring Trail were easy due to low water level. If the temperatures dip to below freezing, then watch for icy surfaces on rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The crown of one tree covering Liberty Spring Trail between bike path and junction with Flume Slide Trail. Makeshift path circumvents blockage. An evergreen (8-12" diameter) across Franconia Ridge Trail on south side of Mt Liberty. Tree about 3.5' above trail. The heavily used Liberty Spring Trail has the top soil eroded down to the rocks in much of the slope above the river crossings up to the ridge. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Fine for dogs 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: At low elevations the pathway is covered in colorful leaves. The leaves were not slippery today. The fall foliage is at various stages; some bare trees, some colored leaves, and some green leaves.
I saw nobody at the Liberty Springs tent site. Many Pemi loopers today.
Unfortunately the high elevations were obscured in clouds today.
The elevation gain on this route (4,250') is equivalent to the Mt Washington hike via Tuckerman Ravine Trail.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: waumbek@roadrunner.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-06 
Link
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