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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Whitehouse Trail, Liberty Springs Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 16, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Whitehouse parking area spacious and plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy to cross on snow bridge or rocks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One birch to walk around One spruce to walk under - branches cut for easy passage 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trail up to Liberty Springs Campsite hard pack snow
Beyond Liberty Springs Campsite snow was somewhat looser
Franconia Ridge beyond Mt Liberty a bit choppy from some bare boot postholing - however generally easy to traverse
Three hikers from New Brunswick with snowshoes planned to head north on Franconia Ridge Trail to Lincoln and Lafayette so trail should be broken out.
On descent take care to take left at point where winter snowshoe bushwhack heads to Basin East parking. White blaze on tree at this point confirms that left is the Appalachian Trail (Liberty Springs)
Snowmobilers were driving responsibly where the Whitehouse Trail coincided with bike road
Many hikers on trail including group from MIT and another group hoping to hike the 48 4,000 footers this winter  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-01-16 
Link
Link: http:// 
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