|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH|
||Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, September 25, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lots of parking and plenty of options but also one of the most popular areas! Get there early and you will have no problem. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||About two significant ones on Liberty Spring Trail but easily rock hoppable.
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails are in great shape. A few muddy spots. A few places with running water. Minor blow downs, with only one spot between Liberty and Flume where a tree blocked the path. Go to worn path to left to get around. |
||Four hiking dogs, loads more on the bike path. Steep climb for dogs no matter which direction you come, but all dogs seemed fine. Maybe a little tired.
||Flies near the summit of Liberty. Not biting, but large and surprising! |
|Lost and Found:
||Gorgeous day to be hiking on the Franconia Ridge! We parked in the North I-93 parking lot (near Basin) thinking that we might hike the whole ridge (Liberty, Flume, Lincoln, and Lafayette). We took the underpass through the Lafayette Place Campground parking lot towards the bushwack to Liberty. The bushwack was hard to spot from the bike path but once on was easy to navigate to Liberty Spring Trail.|
Trails are in great shape but steep and rocky! Be prepared for a heart pounding hike. Met many people in the parking lot at 6AM and many on the trails. Summits of Liberty and Flume had a few people but it was not too crowded. Easy to move around the summits even with people. And spectacular views! A few muddy patches between Liberty and Flume but easy to navigate.
Great day with warm weather. We hiked in short sleeves the entire time and sweated the whole way!
Full blog and pictures in the link below.
||New England Librarian |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.