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Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume
Lincoln, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Liberty Spring Trail
The Liberty Spring Trail

Route: Bike path, bushwhack, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, (Mt. Liberty), Franconia Ridge Trail, (Mt. Flume) Franconia Ridge Trail, (Mt. Liberty), Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, bushwhack, bike path

A nasty forecast, but nonetheless a weekend day. Starting at the Basin in light rain, we took the old trail from the bike path up to the Liberty Spring, reaching heavier rain and snow monorail by the campsite. Finally reaching the summit of Liberty, we were pelted with sleet.

Continuing over to Flume, the conditions weren't much fun - wind, rain, deep snow. Upon reaching the summit, we quickly turned around and headed back to Liberty and then down.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Moderate
Destination: Mt. Liberty
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Minimal (due to weather)
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Flume
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Minimal (due to weather)
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, May 8, 2010
Hike Commenced: 8:03 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,520'
Destination: Mt. Liberty
Ascent Commenced: 8:08 AM
Summit Reached: 10:05 AM
Time Elapsed: 01:57
Trailhead Elevation: 1,470'
Summit Elevation: 4,459'
Vertical Gain: 3,049'
Destination: Mt. Flume
Ascent Commenced: 10:05 AM
Summit Reached: 10:51 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:46
Trailhead Elevation: 4,459'
Summit Elevation: 4,328'
Vertical Gain: 438'
Hike Ended: 1:30 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 05:27
Hike Vertical Gain: 4,206'


The start of the bushwhack to the Liberty Spring Trail from the bike path
The start of the bushwhack to the Liberty Spring Trail from the bike path

A purple violet along the bike path
A purple violet along the bike path

Mt. Liberty in the clouds - Click to enlarge
Mt. Liberty in the clouds

The Franconia Ridge Trail between Mt. Flume and Mt. Liberty
The Franconia Ridge Trail between Mt. Flume and Mt. Liberty

Mt. Flume in the clouds - Click to enlarge
Mt. Flume in the clouds




Directions to trailhead: Take Interstate 93 north from Lincoln to the Basin. Walk south down the bike path - just prior to reaching a grassy, old road on the right (where the bike path gets close to the highway), start the bushwhack on the left. After crossing a brook, an old logging road can be found a bit to the left, eventually meeting up with the hairpin turn in the Liberty Spring Trail

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