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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
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: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Basin parking area was plowed, plenty of space. I was first car at 0715 and there were nine total when I came out at 1315 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Either bridged or rock hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One 6 yo pup running with her owner from Lincoln Woods and back. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Nice calm wind day for this hike except for a crispy wind on top of the summits. The trail from Basin Parking Lot to Liberty summit was packed snow. I barebooted to just before beginning to ascend Liberty, others wore spikes - hikers choice for this stretch. The trail over to Flume was well troughed, somewhat packed with 1 to 2 inches of loose snow. Snowshoes were the best choice in my opinion and helped pack and smooth the trail. Most of the others I saw opted for snowshoes but some others wore spikes which is doable. There were no views from either summit as everything in the distance was socked in but a pleasant hike none the less. I did poke my head toward the Mt Haystack direction at the junction and it was snow covered and didn't appear to be travelled recently. I also met a hiker who looped the route by climbing Flume Slide. He described the slide as gnarly, ice covered and would not want to descend it.  
Name
Name: Dave D 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dinz00@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-13 
Link
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