Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, herd path, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, February 21, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at Lincoln woods this morning  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy to cross on Liberty springs and bushwack to bike path 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One tree blown down about .25 in on Osseo trail . A herd path has formed in the snow to get around it.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw several on Liberty and Liberty springs trail, no problems for them . 
Bugs: Nope 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I picked up a compass/light on the way down Liberty springs trail.  
Comments: Warmer day than I expected today with next to no winds. I had hoped to do a complete traverse over to Lafayette but being solo and not knowing how the section between Liberty and Haystack looked, I played it safe and ended my hike with descending liberty springs to the basin parking lot. Lincoln woods was hard packed and I used my hillsounds until about the first set of switchbacks on Osseo, I then switched to snowshoes which seemed better at having less sticky snow balling up on them than my hillsounds. I like the heel lifts too especially on those steep sections where the “ ladders” are. Today only a small bit of a ladder was visible. Hard packed snow all over them today. Further up, there were some deeper drifts within about 0.5 mile of the summit of Flume. I was glad to have been wearing snowshoes here too. The rest of the route from Flume to liberty and down Liberty springs would’ve been fine with spikes but I had the shoes on already and love the traction, so I went the rest of the day with them on. Definitely felt more like April than February today. Great day for 2 more for my grid .  
Name: Bradygirl1  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-02-21 
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