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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We were the only ones parked in The Basin lot at 9:00am. Two more vehicles were there by 5:00pm. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings were fine to cross. On the way down it seemed like more of the rocks were submerged, but that might have been my imagination. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There was one tree across the bike path; a few blow downs near the bottom third of Liberty Spring Trail; and a couple near the top third of LPT 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not a one 
Bugs
Bugs: Not a one 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: My hiking buddy returned a lone spike to it's owner as we approached the tent site. And there was a YakTrax looking spike left on the sign by LST and Franconia Ridge Trail.  
 
Comments
Comments: After watching the weather carefully, we decided to head up to Liberty and Flume, despite the cloudy skies. There was light precipitation in the morning, at midday, and as we were heading down in the late afternoon. Nothing too big to handle, and it added to the winter wonderland scene. We bare booted up Liberty Spring Trail until the tent site, where we put on snowshoes. We probably should have done so earlier, but it was steep and on the line, so we waited. No postholes, as the snow was well packed. We kept the snowshoes on up to the summit of Liberty, although bare boots would have been fine once the boulders were in sight. The trail to Flume was untouched, so we broke trail to the summit. Breaking trail in snowshoes while trying to balance on a narrow monorail below the new snow was an interesting challenge! We were thanked for breaking trail numerous times by two passing hikers, which was really nice.  
Name
Name: Hiker5e 
E-Mail
E-Mail: hikewith5e@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-17 
Link
Link: http:// 
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