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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Pemi Trail, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was all alone this morning at the basin. Plenty coming and going and lots of space in the upper lot upon exit 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings as of about noon were crossable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All of the blowdowns mentioned in the prior TR are no longer an issue. I took out one 6" spruce that was causing trail creep and spent about 90 minutes clearing out the three drainages before and after the major crossing of Liberty Brook. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Several doggoes out today 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A pair of yax trax on the map at the tent site 
 
Comments
Comments: A fine day to be around Henry and Johnson's Woods. A huge thanks to Hiker5e for laying the groundwork yesterday for an absolutely gorgeous trail today. As always, different on the way out then on the way in. I bare booted to about the beginning of the stair master. From there spikes went on to Liberty. From liberty summit to Flume, back to liberty and just below the lower tent site FPA sign, shoes stayed on and where the footwear of choice. Liberty Springs has seen far more traffic then Franconia Ridge (No evidence of tracks going to LHS). It was a lovely highway, totally ripe for speed. To about 2500 its bare, to about 3100 its cookies and cream, and above that it looks and feels of winter. Sun has yet to come out so there are plenty of snow grenades out there waiting for you. Trails will likely be ripe for zoom zoom for another day or so before it turns to slush. Ran into Belknap hiking royalty on my way out, the waist high Littlefoot, whom was working her way towards her fifth WMNF peak on Liberty - at four years old!  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-18 
Link
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