Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 21, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The lower lot at the Basin exit on northbound 93 was full, but the upper lot there had plenty of spaces. Lincoln Woods parking lot had plenty of spaces. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hopping across the large brook on Liberty Spring Trail was not difficult. No other significant crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: A few at the Basin parking lot and a few along Lincoln Woods Trail, but they weren't really noticeable unless we stopped moving, and even then they weren't much of a problem. I brought a head net, but never donned it. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We did a point-to-point hike from the Basin to Lincoln Woods. There was an icy monorail along much the Franconia Ridge Trail, but we could either step on the sides of it, or occasionally walk on the flatter parts of it. Liberty Spring Trail and Osseo Trail had only small avoidable patches of monorail, and only near the top. We had brought microspikes, but never used them.

Not sure why Osseo Trail is considered "terrifying" enough to be even an elective for the Terrifying 25 list. We found a small ledge near the very beginning of the descent from Liberty towards Flume to be worse than anything on the Osseo Trail.  
Name: mathbp 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-21 
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