Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Bike path, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 6, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the southern end of the bike path near the Flume Visitors Ctr. The lot had on;y 1 other car before 7am but over 3/4 full after noon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The lower section of the Flume Slide Tr could use some brushing. The rest of the trails were in great shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I would not recommend the slide for unfit dogs. Marlie redeemed herself on the slide by making it up without any help. She only went into the trees at one spot and kept looking at me while I tried to keep up. No water from the slide to Liberty Spring so plan accordingly. 
Bugs: Only a few mosquitoes down low and a couple of black flies on the summit of Liberty. Not bad over all. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lots of tidbits of wrappers, tape, and other things. On a side note, is it really that hard for some people to bury their TP? 
Comments: After completing Flume and Liberty today I finished the 4k list solo. Hooray for me, I never thought I would be travelling to some of these peaks alone or multiple times. It's a good feeling. It had been almost two years since I had done this fun loop. I look forward to it again.

9.9 miles 5 hr 40 min 3600' elev +  
Name: IQuest 
E-Mail: iandanner at 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-08-07 
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