Richard convinced me at breakfast that the Osseo Trial was long and the ladders would be dangerous, so we opted for Liberty Spring to Mt Liberty and over to Mt Flume with RT. The hike went well. The skies were clear—a gorgeous day. The temperature was 10 deg F at start (8:00) and rose to 30 deg F at the end (3:20). Except for initial roadwalk, I used microspikes the whole way. We met a few coming up Osseo, so the ladders were doable. Great views to all the Whites from the two peaks. We got to Mt Liberty in 2.5 hours and to Mt Flume in 4 hours. Total trip of 7:24 was over book time of 6:45.
My method of keeping the soles of my feet elevated from the boots by placing mole skin around the edges worked pretty well at keeping the blisters down. Richard even suggested cutting holes in my socks to further elevate the area where the blisters occur.
Summary: great day