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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, bushwhack, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path, Abandoned Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: First spot in both lots at 5am :) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings fine at 6am 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Took a few out on Franconia Ridge between Liberty and LHS. Left a bunch on same section as when the snow melts they will be non issues 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few dogs out. A pine marten was noted around the hut, so the doggoes might get excited 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a fine part of mittens - if they are yours let me know 
 
Comments
Comments: A FINE day in the forest, and FINER above the trees! A perfect day for a Full Franconia. Felt like Indiana Jones in Raiders being chased by a gigantic rock - except it was snow conditions. (And who doesn't want to rock a fashionable chappeau?). Spikes car to car today. With a 5:30 start, we had great conditions. Suprisingly good conditions actually. Ascent of Flume Slide was lovely and dangerous. In true T25 fashion, I again broke a nail on my awesome new set. Grrr! Flume to Liberty was rock hard at 8. Lib to LHS was soft but held us, ish. Only did one epic post hole that I still could not feel the ground. At no point today would snowshoes have been helpful unless I wanted to break a trail parallel to the current trail. All rototilled, stepped, chop suey mess mixed in with firm stuff. Conditions on ridge where lovely, more ice than rock but kept the spikes on. A ton of boot skiing was had on the way out, some controlled, some completely out of control. Saw my first pine marten today! I had a big PTSD flashback from last year doing a single season spring with the conditions today. Oh god I love boot skiing with wet feet. So many do SSW's - try something harder -- SSSpring!  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat & Deep End Dan 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-20 
Link
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