Category: Trip Reports

If you’re looking for a hike near the Notch Hostel see #RecommendedHikes in our blog. Not all hikes posted in our Trip Reports section are suitable for everyone.

Mount Hale and Zealand Mountain – 2021-03-13

Destination: Mount Hale and Zealand Mountain Trails: Zealand Road Hike Date: 2021-03-13   Conditions:The trail conditions at the time of the hike were snowy and packed on a monorail of snow from previous hiking expeditions that other hikers undertook this past winter season. There were one or two postholes...

Franconia Ridge Loop (little haystack, lincoln, lafayette) – 2021-02-18

Destination: Franconia Ridge Loop (little haystack, lincoln, lafayette) Trails: Falling Waters to Franconia Ridge Trail to Bridle Path Hike Date: 2021-02-18   Conditions:Hard packed snow, crusty, icy on summits. Brought snowshoes but spikes ended up being sufficient for the whole loop. Equipment:Just used microspikes. Didn’t need anything else Trail...

Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Washington, Monroe, Eisenhower, Pierce, Flume., Liberty, Lincoln, Lafayette, Garfield, South Twin, Bond, Bondcliff – 2021-01-15

Destination: Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Washington, Monroe, Eisenhower, Pierce, Flume., Liberty, Lincoln, Lafayette, Garfield, South Twin, Bond, Bondcliff Trails: Valley Way, Gulfside, Crawford Path, Lincoln Woods, Osseo, Franconia Ridge, Garfield Ridge, Gale River, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail. Hike Date: 2021-01-15   Conditions:Icy, hard packed snow, icy, choppy, deep, drifts. Equipment:Trail runners...

Lonesome Lake – 2020-11-01

Destination: Lonesome Lake Trails: LonesomeLake, Dodge Cut Off, Hi Cannon Hike Date: 2020-11-01   Conditions:Ice and snow around the loop at Lonesome Lake, light coating on end of Lonesome Lake trail. Few icy spots on Lonesome Lake trail headed up. Hi Cannon switchbacks seemed a little eroded.   Submitted...

Table Mountain – 2020-10-31

Destination: Table Mountain Trails: Attitash Trail Hike Date: 2020-10-31   Conditions:Light frost and coating of snow at the base, some ice on the rocky scrambles and frozen scree towards the summit. Equipment:Had spikes with us but didn’t need them, poles were helpful though. Parking & Road Access:Bear Notch Road...

Mt. Pemigewasset – 2020-10-04

Destination: Mt. Pemigewasset Trails: Indian Head Trail Hike Date: 2020-10-04   Conditions:Dry, some slippery spots with leaves, but otherwise fast easy hike up and down   Submitted by: Lindsey Meyers Bertone lmeyersbertone@gmail.com  ...

North & Middle Sugarloaf – 2020-10-03

Destination: North & Middle Sugarloaf Trails: Sugarloaf Trail Hike Date: 2020-10-03   Conditions:Wet & slippery with leaves from recent rain   Submitted by: Lindsey Meyers Bertone lmeyersbertone@gmail.com  ...

Mt. Moosilauke – 2020-10-18

Destination: Mt. Moosilauke Trails: Appalachian trail (southbound) Hike Date: 2020-10-18   Conditions:Lots of snow on the trail and high winds at the summit. Going up from beaver brook is rough and would be even more difficult coming down. Snow disappeared around 2000 feet nearing hwy 25. If there weren’t...

Mt Haystack, Mt Lincoln, Mt Lafayette – 2020-10-06

Destination: Mt Haystack, Mt Lincoln, Mt Lafayette Trails: Falling Water, Old Bridle Hike Date: 2020-10-06   Conditions:Wet rocks going up Falling Waters Some muddy spots going down Old Bridle, rocky pretty much all the way down   Submitted by: Amanda Kendrick auburn1979@hotmail.com  ...

Mt. Nancy – 2020-09-26

Destination: Mt. Nancy Trails: Nancy Pond Trail, Mt. Nancy Herd Path Hike Date: 2020-09-26   Conditions:Trail was in great shape. Almost no mud. The herd path up Nancy is very steep, but the path was always obvious and easy to follow. Parking & Road Access:About 6 cars when I...