Difference between revisions of "Liberty & Flume (hike)"

From WikiDOC
Jump to: navigation, search
(Created page with '==Description== *Driving Distance: *Hiking Distance: *Difficulty Level: ==Driving Directions== [driving directions, where to park, how to find the trailhead] ==Hiking Di...')
 
Line 1: Line 1:
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
*Driving Distance:
+
*Driving Distance: 70 miles
*Hiking Distance:
+
*Hiking Distance: 10 miles
*Difficulty Level:
+
*Difficulty Level: Strenuous
  
 
   
 
   
Line 8: Line 8:
 
==Driving Directions==
 
==Driving Directions==
  
[driving directions, where to park, how to find the trailhead]
+
Take 91 North from Hanover, get off at Fairlee and take 25A to 25 to 118 as you would to go to the Lodge.  Continue on 118 past the lodge until it ends at 112.  Take the  right fork to get on to 112 north, which you will follow to I-93 North.  Take I-93 to the Franconia Notch and park at the Liberty/Flume Trailhead parking lot (AT).
 
 
 
   
 
   
  
 
==Hiking Directions==
 
==Hiking Directions==
  
[should ideally include everything you need to know to run the trip. what trails do you take? what are the approximate milages? why is this trip cool?]
+
Follow the Liberty Springs Trail (AT) a short distance to its fork.  Stay right to climb the Flume Slide trail.  This trail is very steep, and scary at spots.  The steepest section is less than a half-mile, but plan for it to take a very long time, especially with a large trip. At the top is the summit of Mt Flume, and the Franconia Ridge trail.  Head north on the ridge trail to the summit of Liberty, with some nice views of it's own, then down the Liberty Springs Trail back to the trailhead.
 
 
 
   
 
   
  
 
==More Information==
 
==More Information==
  
[ok, you've convinced someone.  they're going to run this trip.  where can they find maps and more details?]
+
White Mountain Guide
 
 
 
   
 
   
  
 
==Advice & Anecdotes==
 
==Advice & Anecdotes==
  
[sage wisdom, funny stories, whatever else seems useful, entertaining, and/or relevant]
+
The Flume slide is extremely steep and rocky.  Do not attempt to descend it, or to ascend if conditions are wet, icy, or otherwise not so nice.

Revision as of 21:27, 23 January 2010

Description

  • Driving Distance: 70 miles
  • Hiking Distance: 10 miles
  • Difficulty Level: Strenuous


Driving Directions

Take 91 North from Hanover, get off at Fairlee and take 25A to 25 to 118 as you would to go to the Lodge. Continue on 118 past the lodge until it ends at 112. Take the right fork to get on to 112 north, which you will follow to I-93 North. Take I-93 to the Franconia Notch and park at the Liberty/Flume Trailhead parking lot (AT).


Hiking Directions

Follow the Liberty Springs Trail (AT) a short distance to its fork. Stay right to climb the Flume Slide trail. This trail is very steep, and scary at spots. The steepest section is less than a half-mile, but plan for it to take a very long time, especially with a large trip. At the top is the summit of Mt Flume, and the Franconia Ridge trail. Head north on the ridge trail to the summit of Liberty, with some nice views of it's own, then down the Liberty Springs Trail back to the trailhead.


More Information

White Mountain Guide


Advice & Anecdotes

The Flume slide is extremely steep and rocky. Do not attempt to descend it, or to ascend if conditions are wet, icy, or otherwise not so nice.