Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 26, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking off I-93 exit 34A 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Biggest one over cascade brook was manageable to rock hop. Smaller ones were insignificant  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Parts of flume slide trail weren’t marked very well 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: This hike would be possible for a dog if going up Liberty springs over to flume, and then going back the same way you came. Not safe for dogs up the slide.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I went up the Flume Slide trail and down Liberty Springs trail. From the parking lot, until I hiked in about 4 miles to the base of flume side, traction wasn’t necessary. Put microspikes on when I was 1/3 the way up the slide when more significant ice happened to be present. Both summits were rocky but clear of any ice or large collections of snow. No views at either summit due to temps being around 30 F and surrounded by falling granular snow and clouds. The surface snow was solid, didn’t even slip through the snow due to the temperature. If it was a warm day, snowshoes would be necessary between Flume and Liberty. Snow/ice remained present until about 2/3 of the way down Liberty. Once the ice became avoidable I took my spikes off and continued the rest of the way back to the parking lot. Great day, strenuous climb up flume slide but it’s way better going up the slide versus down it. Wouldn’t even want to try going down flume slide.  
Name: Joe  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-27 
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