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.

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 traction gear. The water crossings were … Continue reading Mt Galehead – 2019-11-10

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 ice. The North Slide was mostly … Continue reading Tripyramids – 2019-11-02

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 stream crossings that were manageable for … Continue reading Mount Garfield – 2019-10-26

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 pine down on the Carriage Road … Continue reading Mount Moosilauke – 2019-10-21

Pemi Loop – 2019-10-20

Destination: Pemi Loop Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, Twinway, Garfield Ridge Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail back to Lincoln Woods Trail Hike Date: 2019-10-20   Conditions:The trail was slightly muddy and covered with wet leaves in the lower elevations mainly at the start and end of the loop. Once you got above treeline … Continue reading Pemi Loop – 2019-10-20

Lake of Cloids hut – 2019-09-01

Destination: Lake of Cloids hut Trails: Northbound Hike Date: 2019-09-01   Conditions:The hike from the notch was very pleasant. I recall doing a 45 minute yoga/relaxation session oba grassy knoll at one of the summits. Trail Maintenance:The trail was in excellent condition.   Submitted by: Steven McGuinness Stevenmcguinness@cox.net https://www.trailjournals.com/LightWalker  

Mt.Moosilauke – 2019-06-30

Destination: Mt.Moosilauke Trails: Beaver Brook Trail (off rte. 112) Hike Date: 2019-06-30   Conditions: Trail from parking lot to summit was wet and muddy. No blowdown but plenty of deep and long mud puddles. Equipment: Rain gear and puffy Parking & Road Access: No issues with parking Comments: Grateful for The shelter. Both on the … Continue reading Mt.Moosilauke – 2019-06-30

North Kinsman, South Kinsman, Cannon Balls, Cannon – 2019-06-29

Destination: North Kinsman, South Kinsman, Cannon Balls, Cannon Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Hi-Cannon Hike Date: 2019-06-29   Conditions: Wet trail conditions. Where there was ledge (there’s a lot of it), it was wet. Some of it coming down N. Kinsman and across the Cannon Balls was quite greasy. Caution. … Continue reading North Kinsman, South Kinsman, Cannon Balls, Cannon – 2019-06-29