Kickstart Winter on Liberty and Flume

Date and Time

Saturday, December 23, 2023


Franconia Ridge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH United States


Registration is required for this activity.


Kick off the '23-'24 winter hiking season with us on this classic "Fliberty" out and back along the southern portion of Franconia Ridge to the summits of Liberty (4,457') and Flume (4,329'). We'll trek 9.4 miles and gain nearly 4,400' of elevation on this strenuous hike, anticipating to be on trail for approximately 8 hours. (depending on weather and trail conditions). Nearly 3 miles is on the exposed ridge and the bare summits offer incredible views of the Franconia Notch below, the Kinsman Ridge to the west and Pemi' Wilderness to the east, not to mention the commanding aspect of the northern Franconia Ridge. Participants shall be active mountain hikers with previous winter experience in the WMNF or similar terrain and should be comfortable hiking in twilight or darkness.. Understanding that paces vary, we will hike as a group at a moderate, yet heat regulating, rate and have an AMAZING time enjoying whatever the weather brings and vistas offered. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

AMC Trip Policy



Related Link(s):

Register Here

Click map for driving directions
Northern Franconia Ridge viewed from Liberty



Offered By







Adults (18+)


Keith is an experienced 4-Season Leader with the AMC Boston Chapter who has bagged over 700 New Hampshire's 48 four thousand footer summits in addition to leading/co-leading over 100 AMC hikes. Keith has completed the New Hampshire 48 4000 footers 4-season grid, the New Hampshire Trailwrights 72, the 67 New England 4000 footers, the 52 With A View and the New England 100 Highest.

Leader in Training

Eric is an active 3-season leader that enjoys hiking in all seasons, with a score of 4k's completed in winter conditions. He's assisted in the training of hundreds of prospective winter hikers through the Boston Chapter's Winter Hiking Program and is progressing on his 4-season leadership qualifications.