Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Whitehouse Trail, bike path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 4, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of parking at Trailhead 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Small crossing on Liberty Springs all rock hopable. However, rocks in the water crossings at lower elevations were covered in ice at the start making crossing tricky. A Tree was strategically placed across the last larger water crossing that was great for assisting with crossing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two large trees down on lower sections and one at higher elevations of Liberty Springs that will require chain saws to remove. Trail diverted around all. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Cooper and Burgess had a great time. No other dogs on trail. 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: none 
Comments: Spectacular day to be on the summits. Blue cloudless sky with a little wind on the summits, but not too bad. Great chatting with everyone on the trail today. Trails started dry with patches of ice that could be maneuvered around; started bare booting. Ascending Liberty Springs had it all, running water, ice, dry patches, rock hopping, small stable monorail. On ascend trail transitions to solid ice, hard packed & granular snow combination. Switched to spikes after larger final ascending water crossing. Between Liberty and Flume a mostly hard packed 6" monorail is starting to appear in sections. Some snow softened up in the sun, resulting in minor sticking to spikes through this section of trail.  
Name: CookiesOnTop 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-04 
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