My buddy and I tackled Mount Flume and Mount Liberty this past weekend. The big challenge for me wasn't the peaks, though, it was the Flume Slide Trail. It's a trail I was nervous to try, but since my buddy had done it before, I felt pretty confident. It was certainly a steep trail, but a lot of fun.
It was to my surprise that Mount Liberty was a much more attractive peak than Mount Flume once we were able to compare the two. We could see 360 degrees in all directions and visibility was great. Mount Washington poked up over the Bonds and I could clearly make out the observatory with my camera.
It was really a great trip...also my longest hike ever, 10 miles. I was pretty sore afterward. We made it in 7 hours total, including 1.5 hours of summit breaks.
Below are some of my favorite pictures. If you'd like to read a more detailed report, please check out my blog here.
My buddy and his dog on the Flume Slide Trail, near the beginning of the slide
My buddy scouting out our next move. He was definitely the brains behind getting us up the wet slide.
Trying to capture the slide trail angle
Haystack, Lincoln and Lafayette from Mount Flume.
Me looking down the Ridge on Mt. Flume.
The Bonds from Liberty
Moosilauke through some sun rays
I think Mt. Guyot with MW in the background
Mt. Washington over the Pemi...
What an AWESOME day...