Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Flume Slide Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking. Lot is in great shape. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No bridges. Straightforward with planning and patience. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several duck unders and lots of branches to the face between peaks.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Unfortunately, there were no puppers out today.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Wear. Your. Snowshoes. Liberty Springs was in great shape until the posthole parade rolled through. Tried to fill in as many as we could to smooth it out. The ridge between peaks is nicely trenched, but beware of the branches. I kept my hood and sunglasses on just to protect my face and head and still have a few scratches. The height of the snow has made it so branches normally overhead are at perfect face-smacking height. Broke out Flume Slide on the descent. You will definitely need snowshoes here - or a buttsled and a helmet. There were four of us, so the track is ok, but nowhere near trenched or smooth. Came across another hiker hiking in about a mile from the base of the slide, so from that point to the intersection, there is a nice trench forming.  
Name: samihoman 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-18 
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