Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 28, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Basin parking lot and walked down the bike path to the shortcut up to the Liberty trail. You don't see the shortcut on the regular trail map unless you look in the AllTrails App(or another one I suppose) and blow up the picture then you see the extra trail. Saved some steps from where I had parked. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All brooks easy rock hopping 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails pretty good. A lot of the log check steps and water bars in the upper Liberty Spring trail areas are probably looking at some replacements in the next couple of years. Some are really shabby but still working. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few dogs all well behaved 
Bugs: a fTew in the wetter areas but not much 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: n/a 
Comments: Started up Liberty Spring Trail at 0715hrs and arrived Mt Liberty at 1025hrs. At 76 the 1MPH pace climbing seems to work ok. The upper 1 mile on Liberty trail is all rocky and tedious. the Liberty Spring tent site was in full operation with lots of folks($15 per hiker per night). The Franconia Ridge was was nice and the scramble up to the rock cairn and view was nice and the next scramble to the Mt Liberty summit was also nice. the views from both locations were fantastic. Then went on to Mt Flume. Leaving Liberty some good scramble going down and several wet/muddy trail sections on the way to Mt Flume. The views at Mt Flume were also great. Talked with several people that came up the Flume trail and they said there were a lot of scary areas in the slide area and lots of wet rock from the storm on Friday. It was tough going up but they would not want to go back down the same way. So that being said I returned the same way I had arrived. All in all it was 9 miles in 9 hours on the trails. Including rests, lunches, conversations and Kodak moments. Blue skies, cool/moderate temps and a great day.  
Name: Rod MacKay 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-08-29 
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