Author: White Walker

Zealand, Bond, Bondcliff – 2020-02-15

Destination: Zealand, Bond, Bondcliff Trails: Zealand Rd, Zealand trail, Twinway (AT), Bondcliff trail, Lincoln Woods trail Hike Date: 2020-02-15   Conditions:Fairly well packed trail across the range. Snowshoes still needed, to continue to make a hard packed trail. Equipment:Microspikes up to Zealand Hut. Snowshoes the rest of the traverse....

Galehead, South Twin, North Twin – 2020-01-25

Destination: Galehead, South Twin, North Twin Trails: Beaver Brook XC trail, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, North Twin Trail, Haystack Road Hike Date: 2020-01-25   Conditions:All snow bridges were in place and solid, including Little River. Little River still had open water,...

Mount Surprise, Mount Moriah – 2020-01-04

Destination: Mount Surprise, Mount Moriah Trails: Carter-Moriah Trail Hike Date: 2020-01-04   Conditions:At 9am and 10am, the temperature was right about freezing. Snow was a decent, firm powder. Probably about 6 inches in the unpacked bits. Higher up around Mt Surprise, some steeper pitches were a bit icy but...

Scaur Peak (New Hampshire Hundred Highest) – 2019-12-22

Destination: Scaur Peak (New Hampshire Hundred Highest) Trails: Pine Bend Brook, bushwhack Hike Date: 2019-12-22   Conditions:Powdery and packed snow most of the way. Very slippery downhill. Traction required uphill Equipment:I used snowshoes, but should’ve used spikes all the way. The trail, especially the rocky/slippery steep sections, was not...

Mt Jackson – 2019-12-21

Destination: Mt Jackson Trails: Webster-Jackson Trail Hike Date: 2019-12-21   Conditions:A small layer of fluffy snow over hard packed. At some points the trail was pure ice covered by a thin layer of fluffy snow. Equipment:I used micro spikes the whole hike, as did most everyone else I saw....

Mount Flume – 2019-12-15

Destination: Mount Flume Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail Hike Date: 2019-12-15   Conditions:Mostly hard packed snow and ice on the Lincoln Woods Trail. Some of lower section of Osseo Trail bare ground, otherwise ice, hard packed snow, with fresh snow falling at times. Ladders covered in ice and...

Mt Galehead – 2019-11-10

Destination: Mt Galehead Trails: Gale River Trail, Frost Trail Hike Date: 2019-11-10   Conditions:The trail had packed snow and frozen mud for most of the miles. There were some patches of slick ice, especially once we reached the Frost Trail, but those were easily enough to manage without necessitating...

Tripyramids – 2019-11-02

Destination: Tripyramids Trails: Livermore Tr>Tripryamid Loop Hike Date: 2019-11-02   Conditions:Livermore Trail was fine, leaves but no substantial water. A large blowdown that will need to be cleared before anyone is skiing there. Tripyramid loop had it all, wet leaves, challenging stream crossings, some mud, a little bit of...

Mount Garfield – 2019-10-26

Destination: Mount Garfield Trails: Mount Garfield Trail, then Garfield Ridge Trail to reach the summit Hike Date: 2019-10-26   Conditions:Trail was muddy at many points. The rock scramble to the summit had some snow on it but the snow was mushy so not a huge issue. There are some...

Mount Moosilauke – 2019-10-21

Destination: Mount Moosilauke Trails: Gorge Brook Trail, Carriage Road, Snapper Trail Hike Date: 2019-10-21   Conditions:Running water, muddy, wet leaves, roots & rocks. Light snow near the peak. Perfectly clear and little to no wind (5 mph & lots of sun) 1 rock hop stream crossing easy. Trail Maintenance:Big...