Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Manageable water crossings. Crossing cascade brook was more challenging on the flume slide trail than on the Liberty Spring Trail, but you can still rock-hop across both reasonably easily 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple blowdowns in the saddle between Flume and Liberty 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: No bugs :) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I think the season to "hike" up the Flume Slide Trail is just about over. Ice is starting to form on the upper slabs, and they were all either very wet, icy, or both. It was a rather treacherous climb up the slabs and I was frequently kicking ice off of the rock so I could get some solid footing and not slip. If you get into a pinch, there's always the option to use the herd paths to the sides of the slabs, but please don't in order to prevent trail erosion. It's better to just not hike up this trail anymore this season.  
Name: Dave 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-06 
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