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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, September 3, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: busy lot when we got back to the Basin 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all crossings easily gotten across with some slippery rock 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: brushy along the ridge in places around Liberty 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw no dogs today 
Bugs
Bugs: saw no bugs today 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: clothes strewn all over the Flume Slide TRail..could have dressed someone 
 
Comments
Comments: Gorgeous weather day. very dry and well beaten from the bike path to the Flume Slide Jct. That trail starts off easily with some minor puds and brook crossings but very easy going to the outwash from the slide. Slide had a few slick and slippery spots..I took several of the bypasses but the ladies stayed on rock the whole ascent. Certainly some pretty steep spots but little loose rock and plenty of handholds as needed made this an easier ascent than I anticipated.


Glorious along the ridge and we lingered on Liberty for quite some time. Amazingly watched a woman duck down todo her business right next to the summit rock...wow!!! Very classy. Nice dry footing down Liberty Springs where we chatted with a couple of thru hikers. Excellent day out in the woods followed by a fine swim at the Eddy on the way back to Ashland. Great day out with Becca and Valerie
 
Name
Name: silverfox 
E-Mail
E-Mail: marktaub@metrocastdotnet 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-09-03 
Link
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