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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Whitehouse Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 26, 2009
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot plowed with room for lots of cars.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings are ice bridged.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Previous hikers cleaned up quite a few blowdowns. A couple chainsaw ones remain.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Most prior parties had barebooted, but we found snowshoes helpful between Liberty and Flume to prevent post-holing. After today's rain and the subsequent freezing I would suspect traction would be required. Surprisingly Liberty was in the clear all day with outstanding views west with a spotty undercast. Flume had a cloudcap on it. While it was windy it never got below 20 degrees. It turned out to be a great day for a hike after all.

 
Name
Name: RollingRock 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2009-12-27 
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