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Ascent of Mount Flume on 2012-03-24

Climber: Shelley Cheng

Date:Saturday, March 24, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Flume
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4328 ft / 1319 m

Ascent Trip Report

About half of the Flume Slide was covered in ice, so I had to resort to bushwacking quite a few times. Nonetheless, it was great fun. I've seen people qualify this as a Class 3 hike: I don't think the exposure quite warrants that, since the slide is solidly flanked by trees. The ridge walk to the adjacent Liberty was quite easy and rewarding, given the unique pride rock-like shape of the Liberty summit and the 360 degree view on top. A great trip.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Crampons
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:Flume Slide Trail
    Trailhead:Liberty Springs Parkling  
Descent Statistics
    Route:Franconia Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:Mount Liberty  
Ascent Part of Trip: 2012 Flume-Liberty

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mount Flume2012-03-24
2Mount Liberty2012-03-24



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