Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 6, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Busy, but spots left at basin & at least one toilet open so all good 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings on flume slide pretty ok with minor areas where submerged rock hopping needed. Not many “slippery” rocks & folks have placed rocks or logs in strategic locations.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Probably 10-20 blowdowns, but don’t remember them being a nuisance 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: If ur dog doesn’t mind postholing. Saw at least one happy doggie 
Bugs: A few black flies at parking area but overall not bad 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: 2 kathoola microspikes on flume slide trail hanging on tree on left as u look uphill, lower portion of scramble section 
Comments: Picturesque day with moderate winds & warm temps. Micros or bare boots all day. We had to hang on a few trees & go off trail a bit on slide bc wet rock & ice seemed risky. Watched dude eat sh*T right above us, but he was ok! Maybe doable/safer on slide whole way w/solid confidence & crampons. Snowshoes could be used on ridge w/up to 3’ drifts in trees. Mostly high quality compacted snow sections for time of year & only a handful of postholes. Snow levels as reported elsewhere start esp in dense tree cover around 3,000 ft. Nice sticky snow if present above treeline for traction. Trail fairly dry below Greenleaf hut, which looked full. Heat management & hydration key considerations. Awesome time :)  
Name: Jerm-AF 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-08 
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