Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Bike path, bushwhack, Liberty Springs Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, December 26, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Basin lot plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The crossings are starting to freeze over. Enough frozen areas and exposed rock to cross easily. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few minor blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Conditions ok for dogs right now 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Conditions: New fresh power. About 3" down low to about 6" higher up and across the ridge. The trail is starting to get filled in nicely. Some ice under the snow in places. The most ice was on Liberty summit with some gusty winds today. Once in the woods, the wind wasn't a problem. Flume had less wind and the sun was trying to peek out all day.

Most of us today, wore either Hillsounds or Micro-spikes the whole day, while one wore snowshoes the whole day. We all carried snowshoes and crampons, but the spikes worked very well today. Stream crossings were no problem. A few duck unders and walk arounds. We saw two others who came up the Osseo and two who came up the slide using Micro-spikes. All in All a great day out with Hiker Ed, Jim T. Guy J. John & June (of J&J fame), and Paul S.  
Name: Wolfgang 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-12-26 
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