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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, herd path, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Lincoln Woods 5 vehicles on arrival. Lots of room. Carspot at NB Basin lot 2 vehicles plenty of room. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues. The larger of the crossings on Liberty Spring Trail was rock walkable others low flow as well 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns on Lincoln Woods trail. Osseo Trail has a mass of blowdowns just before FPA sign. There are blowdowns 2.2 miles from Flume as well as 1.7 miles from summit and 3 blowdowns 1.1 miles before summit.The FPA sign below Liberty Springs Tentsite was laying on the ground undamaged i propped it up against a tree.There is a walkunder .8 miles below Franconia Ridge trail intersection on LST as well as a criss-cross blowdown and a large blowdown blocking trail 1.9 miles below the FRT intersection. Just below the Flume Slide trail intersection are another 2 large blowdowns both of which are blocking the trail  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 1 friendly doggo on LST 
Bugs
Bugs: none seen today 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Packed out a nice glove head brand. if yours lmk 
 
Comments
Comments: A mixed bag of weather conditions on this very moist day in late April..Clouds,sun,rain,sleet and snowshowers sun and back to rain at the end. Bareboots until 2900 ft on the Osseo. a consistent icy/snowy track started to appear at 2700 feet. The ladders are still mostly covered in snow/ice. micros did the trick with caution. *highly recommend ascending
the ladders only at this time. Hillsound trail crampons wouldve worked quite well in this section as well. Fairly solid track with some monorail, but mostly a trough throughout. There is still a decent snowpack before Mt Flume as well as between Flume and Liberty. Track is supportive providing you dont step off. i did see some epic postholes just before Flume. Summits are mostly snow/ice free. Any ice encountered on LST was soft enough for micros. They remained on until 2550 at which point trail was bare ground. it was nice briefly chatting with the two backpackers descending the ladders that had overnighted at the tensite as well as another hiker as i descending LST.  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-27 
Link
Link: https://trail 
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