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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails
Trails: Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 26, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several stream crossings, which was able to hop across on the way up but rocks were partially submerged on the return after the day’s rain 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few easily avoidable downed trees. Lots of standing and running water below ~2500 feet, although it may have cleared with the rain 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Nobody on the trail, clearly they were far smarter than my buddy and I! Relatively warm temps and lots of rain over the course of the day turned a reasonably stable trail into a mostly unstable mess. Microspikes were very necessary and snowshoes would’ve been a good idea near the top - lots of knee/thigh deep post-holing if you wandered off the path even a bit. It was still marginally stable on the return, but probably for not much longer.

Large portions of the lower trail had transformed into a stream on the return, although I’m unsure how much was melt and how much was the rain. Still a fun trip, made the post-hike margarita that much sweeter!

 
Name
Name: James Jameson 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jtjameson@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-27 
Link
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