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Flandersgreat day for summits  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2008


Flume and Liberty on same trip; great clear September day.
Posted Dec 27, 2014 3:59 pm

sredfernChallenging afternoon loop   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2014


After bagging Cannon in the morning, I bagged Flume and Liberty together on a rainy afternoon down in the notch and snowy day on the summits. Doing the Flume Liberty loop I decided to ascend via Flume Slide and descend via Liberty Springs and it was a good choice. I climbed both of these in July as part of doing the full Pemi-Loop but I now needed to finish off an AT segment of the Liberty Springs trail so I came back and figured I re-bag both.

The flume slide trail was very hard since it was icy but the seeps had water running over the ice to make it even more treacherous. I worked hard and climbed it without traction but when I got to the ridge trail and some flat ground where I put on my microspikes for the rest of the trip and traction in the snow and ice was MUCH better. I wish I had done that before I reached the slide!

The two summits were beautiful in their fury covered in ice and snow with 25F temps and winds topping out at 28MPH that was pinging snow and sleet off my glasses.

The trail down Liberty Springs was much easier than Flume Slide. The campsite was filled with campers but I had decided to camp down in the valley anyways where the winds, snow and temps were more accommodating.
Posted Nov 9, 2014 7:30 am

Lenny72Mount Liberty Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 19, 1995


Did this mountain as part of the Franconia Ridge loop; an 8.9 mile trail over 6 summits, including Lafayette. Cold, icy, very windy, exhausting, but exhilarating with excellent views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness when the weather is clear.
Posted Aug 29, 2014 12:21 am

tiogaGood Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2014


First peak summitted while doing the section of AT from Franconia Notch to Crawford Notch with my brothers. We had stayed at Liberty Springs tentsite on Sunday night and were heading to the Franconia Ridge.
Posted Jun 14, 2014 8:53 am

joseyinnetCold and clear  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2014


Beautiful day for hiking. Nice and crisp with gorgeous views in all directions. Really windy on top, it blew my camera off a rock while I was trying to take pictures.
Posted Mar 2, 2014 9:39 pm

rickfordNice Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2014


Hiked up with my girl friend. Cold and beautiful summit.
Posted Jan 4, 2014 9:20 pm

andrew hemmerlingWow, Flume Slide Trail was a real pissa  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

andrew hemmerling

Took the Flume Slide Trail up, it is as reported and maybe even a bit worse. Had some rain in days preceeding the hike and the trail being part brook was intense. Leaving trailhead at 5:30 gave me both Flume and Liberty with complete solitude, only saw one set of tracks on top. Met the crowds on the way down, glad I got off early before all the unprepared tourists. If you have loved ones in this world and aren't a true seasoned hiker, for their sake don't take the Flume Slide Trail, its a dangerous pissa of a climb.
Posted Aug 11, 2013 11:05 am

omegaxxFlume-Liberty Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2012


A beautiful summit that looked like Pride Rock with a 360 view.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 1:36 pm

ljbaileynice backpacking  Sucess!


We camped at the Liberty springs tent site on our way down. It was the only water near the ridge!
Posted Nov 16, 2012 11:52 pm

xchallengingeasy trail & nice weather  Sucess!


took a nap on summit, so warm
Posted Nov 4, 2012 9:30 am

LaronFrom Flume  Sucess!


Fantastic day hike traverse from Flume over to Garfield. This was peak #2.
Posted Aug 21, 2012 10:45 am

JRaphaelsonRoute Climbed: Flume Slide-Liberty Springs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2012


Hiked Mt. Flume and Liberty via the loop around the two mountains. There was a ton of compacted snow already on the ground and this was tough even with crampons. But definitely worth it.
Posted Jun 25, 2012 11:40 am

apePemi loop backpack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011
Did a Pemi Loop over 2.5 days with a couple of friends. Going counter clockwise, camped at Guyot and Garfield tent sites. Saw an awesome lightning over a town to the north storm from Garfield; got hailed on in a lightning storm on the way out on the last day. Had a bottle of Bowmore with us.
Posted Jun 21, 2012 4:43 pm

technicolorNHFirst of three  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2012


My first summit of the day. Lincoln and Lafayette were the 2nd and 3rd. Aside from a trip up Adams in 2008, this mountain was my first 4000 footer in the Whites back in 2009. I've been up at least four times altogether.
Posted May 24, 2012 5:41 pm

Jofacold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2012


Winter summit, c c c cold
Posted Mar 31, 2012 10:11 pm

FlattlanderAwesome  Sucess!


Late November double-dip with Mt. Flume. Cold, fresh, bluebird day. I saw zero other hikers THE WHOLE TIME. Maybe my favorite day of hiking ever. Franconia is a wonderland.
Posted Sep 21, 2011 4:59 pm

RhythmicMomLoved it!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011


Awesome hiking up Flume Slide, reaching Mt Flume on clear skies, just a bit hazy in the distance. Crossing on to Mt Liberty and racing to the top! Down Liberty Spring trail. Beautiful day, great views and photos, awesome mountains!
Posted Aug 7, 2011 11:48 am

MoapaPkvia AT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 1974


all the peaks in that ridge, plus guyot
Posted Jun 9, 2011 11:23 pm

cragFranconia ridge double traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 1994


Up Flume, over Liberty, little Haystack, Lincoln, Lafayette, back to Lincoln, little Haystack, back to the top of Liberty, then back to the car. Beautiful day, but long.
Posted Apr 19, 2011 11:56 pm

Kristin5berryChilly and windy  Sucess!


Hiked up at 9 pm, camped out at the tent-site and summitted at few in the am!
Posted Feb 20, 2011 9:07 pm

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