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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails
Trails: Whitehouse Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking available in the hiker's lot just past the Flume Visitor Center. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All streams easily crossed. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Water bars on Franconia Ridge and Liberty Spring trails generally clogged and neglected. Met caretaker for Liberty Springs tent site on the trail clearing water bars. Kudos to her! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Met no dogs today. Flume Slide trail is poorly suited for dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs: Blackflies hovered at Liberty summit. Few bugs otherwise. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The steep upper ledge sections of the Flume Slide Trail were mostly dry, affording good traction, with plenty of herd-path options avoiding the roughest pitches. The slide is narrow and under tree shade, having few views unlike the spacious slide on North Tripyramid. But the trees are always close at hand to grab onto. Met about a dozen hikers ascending the Slide trail. The Liberty Springs trail gets more greater traffic, and has much eroded and loose rock in the trail.  
Name
Name: tom fernald 
E-Mail
E-Mail: tomfern55@rocketmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-07-13 
Link
Link: http:// 
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