Author: Sarah Nash

Crag Camp, Mount Adams, Madison Hut – 2019-06-23

Destination: Crag Camp, Mount Adams, Madison Hut Trails: Amphibrach Trail, Spur Trail, Gulfside Trail, Valley Way Hike Date: 2019-06-23   Conditions:All trails were in great condition. There were a couple of stream crossings heading up to Crag Camp along the Amphibrach Trail, but none were problematic. No snow anywhere,...

Bald Mountain, Artist’s Bluff – 05-30-2019

Destination: Bald Mountain, Artist’s Bluff.   Trails: Artist’s Bluff/Bald Mountain Loop Trail.   Hike Date: 05-30-2019   Conditions: Trail conditions were great. Mostly dry, except for a bit of mud on the last portion of the Artist’s Bluff Trail portion of the loop, parallel to NH 18.   Equipment:...

Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain – 05-31-2019

Destination: Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain.   Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Old Bridal Path.   Hike Date: 05-31-2019   Conditions: Overall trails were in pretty good condition. A fair bit of mud and running water at points, especially in the last 2 miles of...

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...

Sandwich – 2019-03-17

Destination: Sandwich Trails: Sandwich Mountain Trail and Drakes Brook Trail Hike Date: 2019-03-17   Conditions: The trail is well-packed and solid. The stream crossings were bridged with snow. A few duck-unders along the way. Equipment: Snowshoes on the way up (mostly for the heel lifts) and spikes on the...

Peak Above the Nubble – 2019-03-10

Destination: Peak Above the Nubble Trails: Haystack Road and Bushwhack Hike Date: 2019-03-10   Conditions: The entire route has good snow cover. Haystack Road was well packed by snowmobile and foot traffic and the bushwack was well packed by foot traffic the past two days. Equipment: Bare-booted Haystack Road...