Month: May 2019

Garfield – 2019-05-26

Destination: Garfield Trails: Garfield Trail Hike Date: 2019-05-26   Conditions: Took the Garfield Trail from the trailhead. Typical mud season hike….lots of mud and running water. About the last 1/4 mile from the summit there was snow/monorail. Used microspikes which helped greatly. There were some icy patches as well....

Wildcat “A” – 2019-05-18

Destination: Wildcat “A” Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook and Wildcat Ridge Trails Hike Date: 2019-05-18   Conditions: 19mile was dry for the first 2 miles, then a mile or so of mud, then slippery monorail to the hut. WRT was slippery monorail the entire way to the summit. Although the...

Presidential Traverse – 2019-05-11

Destination: Presidential Traverse Trails: Airline Hike Date: 2019-05-11   Conditions: Intense day in the Presidentials with John Pike and Jimmy Nolet. Trails started out wet and bare until roughly 4,000 feet. Reasonably stable monorail most of the way. Post-holing along an unstable monorail on the Airline cutoff until Madison...

Mount Pemigewasset – 2019-05-11

Destination: Mount Pemigewasset Trails: Indian Head Trail Hike Date: 2019-05-11   Conditions: The Indian Head Trail was generally in good condition today! There were a few muddy spots where the trail met with Hanson Brook. Right near the summit (just beyond the point where the Indian Head Trail converges...

Mount Jackson – 2019-05-11

Destination: Mount Jackson Trails: Webster Jackson trail Hike Date: 2019-05-11   Conditions: Took trail from Crawford Notch, started out as wet with some mud, water crossing at Flume cascade was really moving, used a log to walk over it. Monorail started to appear just before junction and needed spikes...