Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 27, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot 1/2 full @11am 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: More blowdowns to clean up 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Its nice to have some quiet weekends again now that we're into early spring. Spring down low with patchy snowcover from the car to the top of the cutoff where Liberty Springs Trail enters from the right, then wet trail with some mud until slightly above the Flume Slide Trail jct. I barebooted up across the first minor stream on the ascent, but left the spikes on till here on the return. There is a 100 yards/0.1 mile patch of wet trail with mud and some water at 2200' that I took the spikes off for going both directions. The steeps from 2500' to 3500' have a lot of blue ice and traction here is mandatory for safety. Still very wintery up high and the ridge is in good shape without many annoying postholes. Lots of useful footholds on the edges from old postholes. Pretty slushy and chewy below 2500' on the descent and fought off spikes balling off for awhile  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-03-27 
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