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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
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
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: none 
 
Comments
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
Name: CookiesOnTop 
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-04 
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