Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, NH
Trails: Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Snow bridges on the approach to the Flume Slide are fragile or collapsing. Snow bridges on Falling Water Trail were stable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Between Mt. Liberty and Little Haystack, right before the major ascent up Little Haystack, I lost a black diamond hiking pole and a small stuffed University of Georgia Bulldog. If you find, I would love either of them back!  
Comments: The Flume Slide Trail was difficult but easily manageable with microspikes and some elbow grease. We were able to kick in footholds in the frozen snow and nice up the slide. There were a few sections up the slide of steep inclines composed of thick ice where an ice axe would have been a comfort, but not necessary. Franconia Ridge Trail was packed down well with little wind drifts from Mt. Flume to Mt. Liberty. We had to blaze through Franconia Ridge Trail from Mt. Liberty to Little Haystack due to deep wind drifts. We were able to easily follow AT Blazes through the section. Underneath the wind drifts, the trail was packed down well and did not require snow shoes. The combination of losing time to blazing the 2 mile section and high wind / white out conditions forced us to bail down Falling Water Trail. The trail was packed down with evidence of many sleddings. We brought snow shoes with us but never needed them on the trip as microspikes did the trick.  
Name: Grant 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-16 
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