|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Flume, NH|
||Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, April 21, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||a few minor stepover blowdowns on osseo trail. |
|Lost and Found:
||dry trail until the switchbacks on osseo trail when some minor mud and wetness appeared in spots. patchy snow/ice began at the ladders, but was quite minimal and didn't really effect travel. above the ladders patches became larger and there was a roughly .5 mile section of somewhat continuous snow/ice monorail. the climb up the cone of flume was almost entirely snow/ice free with a few patches shortly before the summit ledges. |
i barebooted almost the entire hike, but briefly used microspikes when i thought the snow and ice above the ladders might continue all the way to the summit. they soon came back off and stayed off for the descent.
given the forecast leading into today i was pleasantly surprised with how nice a day it became. hiked into fog/clouds on flume in the morning, but it quickly cleared off after i left the summit and there were some nice views to the pemi and southern peaks from various spots along osseo trail on the descent. a great day to be out.
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.