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.

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 wide enough for shoes. The stream … Continue reading Scaur Peak (New Hampshire Hundred Highest) – 2019-12-22

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. At the top the snow was … Continue reading Mt Jackson – 2019-12-21

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 some snow. Good footholds on and … Continue reading Mount Flume – 2019-12-15

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