Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Old Osseo Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 11, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: the skier shuttle parking in ClearBrook Condos has just five spaces, and while we were the only two vehicles there start and finish, I would caution against loading that lot up with five hiker vehicles...  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing that impeded progress 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Old Osseo Trail is in surprisingly good condition, as noted in summer reports yellow blazes still visible nearly the whole route, and very little blow down situation. It does get tricky after Whaleback, with more blowdowns and blazes harder to find. Our group of six relied on Gaia to help stay on track and just when we felt lost another yellow blaze would appear. Given the trail status we had to break hard, crusty snow that ranged from 6" to 15" in the stretch from Whaleback to Osseo Trail. Getting the the tracked out Osseo after about 3 miles of trailbreaking was  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: On our long day no dogs, and only two other hikers seen. 
Bugs: I think the frigid Franconia Ridge winds drove the bugs away 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: some trail trash spied and removed on Liberty Springs. Carry in Carry out, People! 
Comments: A neat route planned by Annaliza, the old Osseo is now tracked out if people want to give it a shot. It is a LOT of vertical, I believe 2800 just to reach the new Osseo trail...  
Name: Tom Patterson 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-02-12 
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