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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 25, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few crossings on Flume and one on Liberty Springs...all easy rock hops on the day of the hike 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails were in great shape, no blowdowns from what I remember... 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I saw a few pups out there, but it was hot. 
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies on the summits were obnoxious 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Great hike on a hot summer day-I parked at the basin trailhead on 93 N, followed the bike path south for about 0.3 mi, and then found a beaten path that led up to Liberty Springs trail. Im pretty sure this saves at least a mile from the normal route from the Flume parking lot, and it cuts out some annoying ups and downs. From here it was about 0.2 to the Flume Slide trail....which was a delight until the slide itself. From there to the junction of the Franconia Ridge trail, it is STEEP, wet, slick, slimy, and occasionally a bit loose. I was definitely nervous at first, but I picked my way up slowly but surely. I ended up going off trail in one area that was too slimy for my comfort. Once I made it to the top, it was a quick climb to the summit of FLume, which is a dramatic summit with quite the drop off on the west side. Great views! The trail to Liberty was down, and then a moderately to occasionally steep climb to the top. Even better views from Liberty because they were 360. I shared the summit with about 40 of my closest friends....busy day! The trip down to Liberty Springs tr was quick and easy, but the trip down that trail was a bit tedious and occasionally slow. Its just a rocky slog down to the stream crossing...pretty much your classic white mtn 4k steep trail. I took a break at the crossing, and then headed back to the car, which was a little less than a mile away. 30/48 of my 2nd round  
Name
Name: Phil 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-06-27 
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