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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Flume Slide Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 9, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Started from flume gorge visitor center. Plenty of space. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Few large blowdowns on the ascent and descent, completely navigable.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost a set of Nemo tent poles last weekend. Tried to find again this weekend but to no avail. Perhaps someone has seen them......??? 
 
Comments
Comments: Solid snow trail up Liberty springs (early morning) easily traveled with snowshoes, starting to form a monorail for sure. Franconia ridge to Flume was similarly easy going. The descent on Flume Slide was downright treacherous. Steep sections of bullet-proof ice and wet rock were best navigated 5-10 ft off trail where you could plunge step, and several times my stomach found itself in my throat as I lost footing. Spring is in someways the best of both winter and summer but going down Flume was the worst of both. Would suggest avoiding this trail if at all possible.  
Name
Name: Jack 
E-Mail
E-Mail: john.efannon@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-09 
Link
Link: http:// 
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