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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ample parking at the Basin northbound parking lot. Well plowed. Snowmobile/ski path recently groomed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several smaller streams were open but easy to hop over. The major brook on the Liberty Spring Trail was nicely bridged over. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One minor blowdown on the stretch between Mt. Liberty and Mt. Flume. Could easily crawl under it. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None seen. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: This was a "bluebird" day. Ed H. and I packed out the 4" of new snow on the Liberty Spring Trail. It got tougher near the ridge with lots of drifts. The stretch between Liberty and Flume had not been packed out since the Jan 4 blizzard. It was slow going knocking snow off bend-overs. As we took off our packs in preparation to go uphill to Flume, three people caught up with us to help pack out the uphill. The views on Mt. Liberty and Mt. Flume were about the best they can be - about 100 miles in all directions. We could make out Mt. Mansfield and Camels Hump in Vermont.  
Name
Name: Dexhiker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dexpcdoc@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-01-10 
Link
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