|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Liberty, NH|
||Bike path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, April 13, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||One car in the am at 8 and multiple cars when we finished in the pm |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Water Crossing was manageable rock hopping Not sure how long it will be rock hoppable with the forecasted 80s |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Two blowdowns A random sign cover on the trail |
||2 no issues Saw them going down and the owners had them leashed |
||Some were starting to come out due to the warm temperatures |
|Lost and Found:
||The snow pack is rapidly melting due to the warm temperatures and I can imagine will be worse with today's forecast. |
Snowshoes!!!!! The only way to make this hike enjoyable and to preserve the trail would be to wear snowshoes although it is going to be on and off throughout the hike.
Multiple little water crossings are present due to the rapid snowmelt.
Overall this is a beautiful trail and I am assuming that in the summer months it would be amazing when all the mountains turn to green.
We had the summit to ourselves besides a couple of grey jays.
3 hikers on the way up besides us and 1 on the way down.
There wasn't really a monorail as described above
Perfect Thursday hike
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.