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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Pemi Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of space in the LS trailhead parking lot. We took the Pemi trail over to the bike path. On the return, I walked the path, having had enough of tree roots for one day. But the turnoff to the parking area brings one out some distance below where the cars are actually parked. I couldn't help thinking that a very short bushwhack would provide a direct route between the lot and the bike path, saving a couple hundred yards of extra walking at the end of a long day. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy rock hops. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A short ways up the Liberty Spring Trail, there is a blowdown that had small branches across the trail, but essentially all broken back for passing by without much fuss. If I had been alone, I would have taken the saw to a few. Maybe halfway down from Liberty toward Flume, there is a ~7" blowdown, not there back in July. On that one I did take out the foldup saw and remove more of the limbs & stubs to make it a much easier duck-under. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw just the one, I think. 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Saw a pair of glasses in its case atop the signs at the junction where the Flume Slide trail starts. 
 
Comments
Comments: A very nice fall day for a hike, totally clear all around, and with very strong breeze only at the very tops. Layers on, then off many times. I was surprised at the number of others out there, being midweek in mid-October. Larry finished his second round on that hike.  
Name
Name: Pappy 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-16 
Link
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