Finding belated Freedom on Mount Liberty

Leaders
Kelsey M Smith (a coB), Paul Lilin (B coI coS)
Program
Winter School
Type
Hiking
Trip level
B
Trip date
Saturday, January 8th, 2022
Difficulty rating
Difficult

Didn't get a trip, but excited to hike one or two of the most beautiful peaks in the Pemigewasset Wilderness? Join us in group B of our Liberty and Flume trip! This trip will start 30 minutes after Finding Freedom on Mount Liberty to respect the 10 person cap on hiking groups in the WMNF.

Our plan is to start from the Flume Visitor Center parking lot, then hike the Liberty Spring Trail to reach Mt. Liberty (4459'). After enjoying the panoramic views on Mt. Liberty, we will continue to Mt. Flume (4328') if time permits. A winter school classic!

Distance is 8.6 miles (round-trip) for Mt. Liberty or 10.6 miles if we hit Mt. Flume, with an elevation gain of ~3,000'. Here's the route. This will be a strenuous hike due to mileage and elevation gain, hence you are strongly recommended to have previous winter hike experience and be in reasonably good shape.

The weather forecast currently shows blue skies, fresh snow from the day before, moderate wind, and cold. You'll need warm layers, microspikes, and potentially snowshoes. Keep an eye out for the final list before the lecture on Thursday.


Signup

Algorithm
first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
7
Signups opened at
Jan. 5, 2022, 1:40 p.m.
Signups closed at
Jan. 6, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
Notes
  1. What is your experience with outdoor winter activities? List any sport and experience level.
  2. What is your carpooling situation and comfort level? (# of passengers, testing, do you have a car, etc.)
Signups for this trip are closed.