Trip Reports

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Mount Isolation

On the morning of May 31st, I reached the summit of Mount Isolation, my 480th White Mountain 4,000-footer since last August, bringing me to 83% of the GRID at the same time. After a slow start to the month, Mount Isolation was the final peak in a week long, 115 mile push to continue my … Continue reading Mount Isolation

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 Bridle Path approaching the parking lot. … Continue reading Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain – 05-31-2019

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. On the way down went to … Continue reading Garfield – 2019-05-26

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 trail is steep, there was little … Continue reading Wildcat “A” – 2019-05-18

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 with the Mount Pemigewasset Trail), a … Continue reading Mount Pemigewasset – 2019-05-11

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 after the junction with Jackson trail. … Continue reading Mount Jackson – 2019-05-11

The Zion Traverse: A bucket-list backpacking trip through Zion National Park

This trip report summarizes my experience completing the Zion Traverse, an increasingly-popular 50-mile backpacking route through one of Utah’s most famous national parks. I hiked from April 18-19, 2019, and was blessed with plentiful springwater due to the high snow fall this past winter. Disclaimer: I hiked 37 miles of the route, from Lee Pass … Continue reading The Zion Traverse: A bucket-list backpacking trip through Zion National Park