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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Whitehouse Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 16, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Empty lot at the Basin 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The small water crossings were easy, the large stream crossing was high but manageable with a boot dunk and trekking poles. On the way out I just walked across and tested out the waterproofness my Salomon Chalten's - and I was very impressed! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I saw two happy dogs 
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: There is a significant amount of water running down Liberty Spring Trail in the lower section, and there are fragmented sections of what's left of the monorail. There was a firm base over most of the trail after the largest water crossing. The FRT was stable and we did fine in spikes but we noted that if the sun was out and warmed the snow we would have felt more comfortable in the snowshoes we carried. Several barebooters out today. We were willing to walk through water, some mud, slick leaves, and carry snowshoes for views and fresh air. I had a great hike with Al and was home in time for some Easter Eggs.  
Name
Name: Rachel 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ball one three one one at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-16 
Link
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