Category: Trip Reports

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Flume, Liberty, Lincoln, Lafayette, Garfield, South Twin, Bond, Bondcliff – 2022-05-13

Destination: Flume, Liberty, Lincoln, Lafayette, Garfield, South Twin, Bond, Bondcliff Trails: Pemi Loop (clockwise) Hike Date: 2022-05-13   Conditions:Dry trail below 3000’ and on bare rocky faces in the alpine. Otherwise rotten unstable monorail/snowpack/ice. Many miles of postholing. Some difficult water crossings, minor blowdown. Equipment:Microspikes were a must. Snowshoes...

Mt. Pierce, Mizpah Hut – 2022-05-10

Destination: Mt. Pierce, Mizpah Hut Trails: Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Mizpah Cutoff Hike Date: 2022-05-10   Conditions:The Crawford Path trail was mostly dry (some mud) for the first 1.5 miles. Spikes were needed up until the summit, which was bare. Post-holing minimal. The Webster Cliff Trail was mashed...

South and Middle Carter – 2022-04-18

Destination: South and Middle Carter Trails: 19 mile brook, carter moriah, and imp trail Hike Date: 2022-04-18   Conditions:this would be a great trail not in shoulder season. disintegrating ice bridges, mashed potato snow, postponing, you name it. wait til everything melts in june. Equipment:Microspikes Trail Maintenance:A fair amount...

Mt Tecumseh – 2022-03-27

Destination: Mt Tecumseh Trails: Mt Tecumseh summit trail from Waterville Valley Ski Parking Hike Date: 2022-03-27   Conditions:Mud season ice/rock combo down low and 0-15” snowpack as we skinned to the top. Equipment:Splitboard with climbing skins Comments:Awesome direct climb to the summit and then a short 0.4 mile spur...

Georgiana Falls – 2022-03-15

Destination: Georgiana Falls Trails: Georgiana Falls Trail Hike Date: 2022-03-15   Conditions:Soft warming snow, slushy in places, packed in other places, slippery – especially on the last third before the falls. Trail became a bit difficult to follow towards the top. Equipment:Completed in hiking books but microspikes would have...

Lincoln and Lafayette – 2022-02-26

Destination: Lincoln and Lafayette Trails: Up falling waters down bridle path Hike Date: 2022-02-26   Conditions:Snow ridge on Calling waters gave out and our friend took a dip so be careful. The powder over the iced monorail made for some slippery ascents. Snowshoes all the way up. Switched to...

Tripryramids (North & Middle) – 2022-02-20

Destination: Tripryramids (North & Middle) Trails: Pine Bend Brook Hike Date: 2022-02-20   Conditions:Trails were in great condition with dry packed snow. Water crossings were flowing a little but easy enough to get across. Some good butt-sliding down the trail chutes on the way down. Cold but good! Equipment:Wore...

Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest – 2022-02-19

Destination: Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest Trails: Hubbard Brook Rd Hike Date: 2022-02-19   Conditions:Road was extremely passable, packed snow because of snow mobiles, icy in patches underneath fresh snow & deep snow accumulation along roadsides – your foot may plow through the snow in areas 2-3ft deep! Equipment:Microspikes were...

Starr King and Waumbek – 2022-01-25

Destination: Starr King and Waumbek Trails: Kilkenny ridge trail Hike Date: 2022-01-25   Conditions:Packed snow, some 12″ deep drifts on Waumbek Equipment:Microspikes Parking & Road Access:Lot at trailhead plowed and open Comments:Nice hike, snowshoes not needed   Submitted by: Darryl J Bryans djbryans@gmail.com  ...

Flume – 2022-01-08

Destination: Flume Trails: Osseo Hike Date: 2022-01-08   Conditions:Snowy but mostly packed down. Ladders at the top were mostly covered on snow, and therefore extremely treacherous. Equipment:Snowshoes were not necessary. Microspikes the whole way. I tried using crampons on the ladders. They may have helped a bit. Parking &...