Camped @ Liberty Springs for a weekend and hit this peak several times.
Hiked this peak twice now; once as a loop up the Flume Slide on Mt. Flume, over both Mt. flume and Mt. Liberty and down the Liberty Springs trail, and the second time as a "there-and-back" starting from the flume slide and turning around at Mt. Lafayette. Both times had cloudy weather and limited views, but nonetheless a very rewarding climb. Looking forward to doing this as my first 4000-footer winter hike in a few months!
Skies were partly cloudy and temperatures were above 0 C most of the day, pretty balmy for January in the Whites. Even above treeline, winds were moderate and temperatures weren't bad at all. Very enjoyable climb up Liberty Springs trail.
Up Liberty springs there and back to Flume...
Muddy and messy...and completely socked in...sigh!
Approached vis Flume Slide trail. It was a bit dicey since there was some black ice along the slide. Otherwise, a vibrant day with great sunny views.
After slogging our way up the Flume Slide we dragged ourselves over to Liberty. Views of Washington, Lincoln and Cannon were excellent on this clear, calm, warm winter day. It was a new experience to be up in the Whites without 60mph winds, total whiteout, and sub-zero temps! Perfect day all around.
Views from Liberty were as amazing as any we'd had all day. Gorgeous day with sunshine and the winds had lightened some to make it chilly, but bearable. Made the decision to hit Flume as well and headed there after a quick break. Neat hike!
Hiked along with Flume, Lincoln, and Lafayette.
We were going to try Flume Slide, but it was rainy. The Liberty Springs trail was quite enough though. A beautiful autumn day.
Hiked over from Flume and then down the trail back to the parking lot from there. I enjoyed the area just below the summit where the firs are shorter and the ground is moss-covered.
Climbed with Flume via the Liberty Spring Trail from Franconia Notch. A moderate ascent to trail crest and then only a short hike to Liberty's amazing hyperbolic summit. Great views all around. Many small alpine plants were to be seen on Liberty's summit on this bluebird July day.
Climbed this later in the afternoon. Beautiful views as it was one of the clearest days I have seen in NH.
a totally clear day with no wind
First cold weather hike of the season. Up and back via Liberty Spring Trail. Summit temp -5 degrees winds hovered around 25mph
Hiked in conjunction with Flume.
came over from Mt. Flume, excellent views
Got up to the hut, with an infant in tow. No one was happy! It was cold and raining pretty hard. Hung out in the hut, for too long, then turned around. (Climbed it succesfully 6 yrs prior on a gorgeous day.)
Hiked up Flume Slide, then over to Liberty, great hike and clear views of Franconia ridge. Highly recommend it. Next time I'll do the full traverse.
Part of an overnight trip.
Seem like just a dream now. a bump on the road. very nice.