I’m not Racist, I’m Redlining.

Written by Serena Ryan and Philip J. Carcia, co-founders of Summits in Solidarity. Carcia has hiked the White Mountains Redline in 99 days. Ryan owns and operates the Notch Hostel in North Woodstock, NH, where Carcia has been working since 2018.  Acknowledgements: The authors would like to thank Mardi Fuller (@Fattoosday) and Lillian-Yvonne Bertram for...

12 Scenic Hikes Within 30 Minutes of the Notch Hostel

Deciding what to hike when visiting the White Mountains can be a difficult decision. There are so many excellent choices. Here are some of our favorite hikes near the Notch Hostel, ranging from easy walking trails to strenuous multi-day hikes. Easy Hikes Lincoln Woods: Length: Flat 2.9-mile long walking...

Winter Hiking in the Whites: What to Wear

It’s 7 a.m., the thermometer outside reads negative one, and the trees are swaying with ominous winds. While other vacationers to New Hampshire’s White Mountains are tapping the snooze button, hikers are hitting the trails, braving deep snow, frozen river crossings, and subzero wind chills. Some may think us...

Owl’s head – 2021-09-13

Destination: Owl’s head Trails: Lincoln woods to Black Pond bushwhack to Owl’s head path. Hike Date: 2021-09-13   Conditions:Some mud, water crossings manageable.,The slide was fun, no where near as hard as North Tripyramid. Took another trail down, look for big rock. See photo. Great weather.   Submitted by:...

Cannon – 2021-09-12

Destination: Cannon Trails: Kinsman Ridge Hike Date: 2021-09-12   Conditions:Wet and muddy because of light rain up high. No views today.   Submitted by: Margaret Casagrande  ...

Mt. Moosilauke – 2021-08-27

Destination: Mt. Moosilauke Trails: Appalachian Trail Northbound Hike Date: 2021-08-27   Conditions:Started the day from NH Route 25 with an easy river crossing. Mix of hiking trail and road walk to the bottom of the climb (Glencliff Trail Parking). The ascent began gradually then shifted to rockier and more...

Mount Moosilauke – 2021-08-24

Destination: Mount Moosilauke Trails: AT Hike Date: 2021-08-24   Conditions:Slightly wet from recent rain as a result of tropical storm Henri. Mostly cloudy. Equipment:Trekking poles,daypack Trail Maintenance:Only one small blowdown on trail,otherwise in good condition. Parking & Road Access:No issues Comments:Only a few mosquitos at lower elevation near water...

Mt Washington – 2021-08-20

Destination: Mt Washington Trails: Tuckerman Ravine & Lion Head Hike Date: 2021-08-20   Conditions:Difficult rock scrambling on Lion Head. No recommended to head back down. Do the Tuckerman Ravine down instead. Very rocky…take your time.   Submitted by: Jose Santos  ...

Eliza Brook Shelter to Flume Gourge Parking Lot – 2021-08-16

Destination: Eliza Brook Shelter to Flume Gourge Parking Lot Trails: Appalachian Trail Moosilacke to Franconia Notch Hike Date: 2021-08-16   Conditions:Dry with small springs. Occasional wet rocks but safe conditions over all. Equipment:Trekking poles useful most of the time. Hiking with 30lb pack. Trail Maintenance:All seemed ok   Submitted...

Mt. Webster – 2021-08-18

Destination: Mt. Webster Trails: Webster-Jackson Hike Date: 2021-08-18   Conditions:Mt. Webster trail is extremely difficult and slippery, even on dry days. The rock formations one has to traverse become difficult for new hikers or families. Going up the trail is hard enough, but going down it is extremely dangerous....

Mt. Jackson – 2021-08-18

Destination: Mt. Jackson Trails: Webster-Jackson Hike Date: 2021-08-18   Conditions:Starts off nice with wooded area, then you get boulders , and finally you’ve got race faces you need to walk on all fours. It becomes dangerous with a bit of humidity.   Submitted by: Jose Santos  ...

South and East Osceola – 2021-08-17

Destination: South and East Osceola Trails: Osceola Hike Date: 2021-08-17   Conditions:Rocky and lots of boulders to scrimmage through.   Submitted by: Jose Santos  ...

Moosilauke – 2021-08-16

Destination: Moosilauke Trails: Appalachian Trail Hike Date: 2021-08-16   Conditions:Great! Beautiful weather,no excess wetness or mud. A couple downed trees but nothing derailing. Equipment:Trekking poles! Necessary Trail Maintenance:Blowdowns on the northern face   Submitted by: Ashley Earick earickar@gmail.com  ...