Author: Chris Lover

North and South Kinsman – 2024-07-02

Destination: North and South Kinsman Trails: Mad Taco and No Caffeine Hike Date: 2024-07-02   Conditions:Steep but dry ascent out of Kinsman notch. Low lying areas around Mount Wolf up to Eliza Brook shelter Muddy and under water in some areas. Mostly dry conditions going up and over north...

Mt Mousilakee – 2024-07-01

Destination: Mt Mousilakee Trails: Mad Taco and No Caffeine Hike Date: 2024-07-01   Conditions:Early morning dense fog, windy and cold at summit with no views. Easy ascent with cool/comfortable temps in 50’s, getting brisker at bald. Muddy and pools on ascent from bald onward to very wet, slow and...

Franconia Loop – 2024-06-15

Destination: Franconia Loop Trails: Falling Waters, Franconia Ridge, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Hike Date: 2024-06-15   Conditions:All water crossings atbthe start of Falling Waters were easily rock hoppable. Trails were dry for the most part until hitting the area approaching the hut but the mud there was avoidable. A...

Mount Garfield – 2024-06-15

Destination: Mount Garfield Trails: Mount Garfield Trail Hike Date: 2024-06-15   Conditions:Very popular hike. Slightly muddy. 3 stream crossings—all rock hoppable. COLD even in the middle of June—very windy so didn’t stay long at top. Equipment:Used sticks part of the time but more useful down and since there is...

Franconia Ridge/Mt Lafayette Loop – 2024-06-01

Destination: Franconia Ridge/Mt Lafayette Loop Trails: Up Fallingwaters Trail,down Old Bridal Path Hike Date: 2024-06-01   Conditions:Perfect! Trails were in good condition. Slippery on the wet parts going up Fallingwater Trail. Not too windy at the top. Old Bridle Path was a bit buggy on the way down(~11am) but...

A Bonds Traverse – 2024-05-26

Destination: A Bonds Traverse Trails: Start at Zealand trailhead,end at Lincoln Woods Visitor Center Hike Date: 2024-05-26   Conditions:Conditions were mostly great! Some mud and water crossings – my waterproof boots came in handy. There was hardpacked snow at the top but I didn’t use the yaktraks I brought....

Artists Bluff – 2024-05-19

Destination: Artists Bluff Trails: Artists Bluff Loop Trailhead Hike Date: 2024-05-19   Conditions:The trail is very well defined, a little muddy at some places. Easy and short hiking, but with some rocky sections that require some leg strength. Equipment:No special equipment required. Parking & Road Access:There’s a big parking...

lafayette & over FRT to Liberty – 2024-02-24

Destination: lafayette & over FRT to Liberty Trails: Multiple Hike Date: 2024-02-24   Conditions:Packed powder Equipment:Carried all traction but crampons   Submitted by: jack hutchison jhhutchison2008@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/share/p/Fh2zyiGziKbHRbiL/?mibextid=oFDknk  ...

Mt Tecumseh – 2023-12-19

Destination: Mt Tecumseh Trails: Drove right to the waterville ski resort parking right by the Mt Tecumseh trail entrance Hike Date: 2023-12-19   Conditions:Muddy and very minimal snow/ice until about half way up. Then there were intermittment stretches coated with thick ice that would be very slippery if you...