Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Loads of parking at the Liberty Springs Trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Ice and snowbridges spanning the few brooks on the Liberty Springs Trail are starting to fall apart. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A number of trees down across the Franconia Ridge trail will require hikers to duck and crawl. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Two happy dogs enjoying a chilly day on the trail. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I lost one of my Apple EarBuds just between Liberty Summit at the Liberty Springs trail intersection. I expect someone will find it sometime in late May when the snow has finally melted. Also found a pair of sox on the trail. If they're yours just drop me a line (and remove the "x" from the address). 
Comments: First things first - A great big thank you to the hikers who broke the trails in snowshoes on Saturday. With temps well below freezing Sunday, both Liberty Springs and Franconia Ridge were easy to follow and solid. I carried snowshoes just in case, but like everyone else, opted for spikes. As usual, step off the trail and you'd find yourself sinking down into the snow [which is one reason to wear snowshoes, even if the trail itself is firm!]. And, up on the ridge, that could easily be over your knee. The trail between Liberty and Flume was frequently like running a gauntlet of slapping, poking evergreen branches. All in all, not a bad way to end the winter hiking season. W29/48.  
Name: warmsummersun 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-20 
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