Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, February 8, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Cascade Basin lot.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All small enough to step across without issue.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several large blowdowns between Liberty Springs and Falling Waters.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw several enjoying the spring-like weather.  
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Between Liberty Springs and Falling Waters I found a pink and green soup thermos and a blue bandana, left them at Cascade Basin lot on a picnic table.  
Comments: Flume slide has seen a surprising amount of traffic. It wasn't fully packed out, but there was a defined path. Unfortunately partway up I came across a couple of people who had been buttsledding down the whole slide which destroyed what had been packed out. Otherwise it wasn't bad going up; lots of powder, the occasional bulge of ice that was easy to navigate around.
Simar story between Liberty Springs and Falling Waters - a defined path, but not packed out. Was turning to mashed potatoes mid morning.
Headed down OBP it was almost slushy, with lots of people having buttsledded, so it'll probably be a luge now.  
Name: Mike 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-02-09 
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