Liberty and Flume – 2023-01-07
Destination: Liberty and Flume
Trails: Liberty Springs Trail/Franconia Ridge Trail
Hike Date: 2023-01-07
Thin snow on ice going up; as the first one on the trail that morning, I used crampons, but later in the day (and descending), spikes were sufficient b/c the ice was fairly crushed up.
Cascade Brook was flowing but easy enough to cross on rocks.
Franconia Ridge was seriously potholed; take care with foot placement there.
No views except for gray/white void.
Crampons useful ascending; spikes would probably have been fine if used very intentionally. Spikes were fine later in the day after more traffic had used the trail.
Submitted by: Jules
January 9, 2023 Trip Reports