Ascent of Mount Flume on 2015-06-26
|Date:||Friday, June 26, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4328 ft / 1319 m|
Ascent Trip ReportPicked 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|
| Distance:||4.9 mi / 7.9 km|
| Distance:||0.5 mi / 0.8 km|
|Ascent Part of Trip: FlumeSlide|
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