Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, herd path, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 12, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Lincoln Woods and the Basin. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None on Osseo. Largest Liberty Spring Trail crossing was a little tricky - had to use one or two submerged rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Took out three blowdowns between the peaks and a few more on Liberty Spring. One or two remain on the latter, but are quickly becoming wooden waterbars. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dogs seemed to be having a good time. 
Bugs: Black flies out below 2500 feet. Not an issue up high, perhaps due to wind and recent cold temperatures (including a dusting of snow). 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Lincoln Woods Trail was generally dry and in good shape.

Osseo Trail was also generally dry and in good shape. One or two trivial patches of snow/ice/monorail up high, but the wood stairways are all clear.

There was some remaining monorail between the peaks, on the Flume side, but not enough to warrant putting on Microspikes.

There was also some lingering monorail dropping of Liberty, as well as above the campsite on Liberty Spring Trail, but again not enough for Microspikes.

The herd path/shortcut from the hairpin turn to the bike path was generally dry and in good shape.

Decent amount of wildflowers on lower Liberty Spring Trail, including trillium and trout lily. Also some trillium on lower Osseo Trail.

Excellent weather. Good to see many familiar friendly faces.  
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail: rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-05-12 
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