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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 24, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Basin North lot had plenty of spots at 8:00 a.m. a few still left at 1 p.m. when we got back 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Liberty Spring is running somewhat high, but careful rock hoping was all that was needed. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Very trim, recent efforts to clear blow downs were evident. One straddle over only. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Several very good dogs enjoying their trail time today 
Bugs
Bugs: Some bees and flies are starting to circulate at the trail head. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Typical late April/early May full range of trail conditions, dry smooth dirt at the bottom, wet mud & slush in the middle, full snow cover at the top. We put on spikes at 3200' about 1/3 of mile before Liberty Springs tent site. Kept them on until returning to the same point on the way down. The snow in the saddle between Liberty & Flume was starting to get soft by noon, any warmer and snowshoes would be a good idea. Just enough snow at the top of Liberty to keep our spikes on, but if you want to keep yours sharp taking the off would be a good idea. Great views of the Presi's, Bonds, Lincoln, Lafayette, and the Twins as always on a clear sky day.  
Name
Name: Pappa C 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ringcycles@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-24 
Link
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