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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Springs Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of plowed parking at Lincoln Woods and The Basin. Only 1 other car at Lincoln Woods at 7 am, surprising. No cars at The Basin. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The small log is helpful to cross the stream between the bike path and herd path toward Liberty Springs Trail. Lower Liberty Springs streams are easily rock-hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of overhanging trees and branches on Franconia Ridge Trail and upper Osseo Trail. A few blowdowns have walk-arounds on Osseo Tr.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: the pups stayed home today, boo hoo 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A great, clear day to traverse up Liberty Springs Trail and down Osseo Trail with Joyce and Theresa. Thanks to those who packed these trails out last weekend and the rain followed by cold temps, the trails are generally well-consolidated and we were able to use spikes all day, carried our snowshoes. A hard crust has formed on top of much of the trail and we descended the steep upper Osseo Trail with care, but spikes were adequate. There is more exposed ground on lower Liberty Springs Trail after the rain. Great views all day. We were appreciative of the hard work it took to break out Osseo Trail; a deep trench in places! So much snow already.  
Name
Name: Donna D 
E-Mail
E-Mail: winnie@vermontel.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-12-06 
Link
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