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Ascent of Mount Flume on 2015-06-26

Climber: Chris Calabrese

Date:Friday, June 26, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Flume
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4328 ft / 1319 m

Ascent Trip Report

Picked off Flume & Liberty on a perfect Friday in late June. Decided to do the Flume Slide as I have always dreamed about it.

The first 3 miles or so of Whitehouse and Flume Slide trails were relatively flat and easy. Flume Slide itself lives up to its reputation. Despite a couple sunny days, the rocks were wet. I must say, repeatedly hiking the steep side of Bear Mountain in Connecticut is good prep for Flume Slide. Took it slow and grabbed some tree branches... slipped in some spots, but made it up in about an hour. The first half of the slide is definitely more difficult than the second half.

The summit of Flume was nice and after snapping some pictures, we made our way over to Liberty. The dip to the col was quick and the hike up to Liberty wasn't that bad. I was blown away by the views on top of Liberty. I had no idea what I was in for. Clear day with amazing views of Flume, Lincoln, Lafayette, Garfield, the Twins, the Bonds, Owl Head, the Kinsmans, Cannon, Moosilauke. Spent quite a bit of time on top.

The descent felt like it went on forever.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:4.9 mi / 7.9 km
    Route:Whitehouse/FlumeSlide/Franconia
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Franconia
Ascent Part of Trip: FlumeSlide

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Flume2015-06-26 
2Mount Liberty2015-06-26 



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