Category: Trip Reports

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Liberty and Flume – 2023-01-07

Destination: Liberty and Flume Trails: Liberty Springs Trail/Franconia Ridge Trail Hike Date: 2023-01-07   Conditions:Thin snow on ice going up; as the first one on the trail that morning, I used crampons, but later in the day (and descending), spikes were sufficient b/c the ice was fairly crushed up....

Mt Adam’s and Mt Madison – 2022-10-22

Destination: Mt Adam’s and Mt Madison Trails: Airline, Star Lake, Oswood, Valley Way Hike Date: 2022-10-22   Conditions:Pretty dry going up airline. Wet down Valley away with mud , slippery rocks, and lots of newly fallen leaves. Equipment:No equipment Trail Maintenance:No Parking & Road Access:None   Submitted by: Chelsea...

Whiteface and Passaconaway – 2022-10-06

Destination: Whiteface and Passaconaway Trails: Blueberry Ledge trail to Rollins Trail to Dicey’s Mill trail to East loop to Dicey’s Mill trail Hike Date: 2022-10-06   Conditions:Driest trails I’ve been on in the whites! The rock face of Whiteface reminded me of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia. Equipment:Trail runners Trail...

Carrigain – 2022-10-05

Destination: Carrigain Trails: Signal Ridge Hike Date: 2022-10-05   Conditions:Probably the hardest water crossing ever. Very few rocks to step on but I made it through dry both times. Very flat for the first two miles. I think the trail was overall easier than the Hancock’s, I don’t know...

Hancock, Middle Hancock and South Hancock – 2022-10-05

Destination: Hancock, Middle Hancock and South Hancock Trails: Hancock Notch to Cedar Brook to Hancock Loop Hike Date: 2022-10-05   Conditions:Pretty dry but the rocks or sand going up to the Hancock’s is very loose and I slipped a couple times both going up to north and going down...

Hale – 2022-10-04

Destination: Hale Trails: Hale Brook Hike Date: 2022-10-04   Conditions:Wet but not that muddy. The SCA were on their way down when I was going up so new steps were installed. Trail Maintenance:No issues. Parking & Road Access:No issues. Comments:Quick hike.   Submitted by: Matt Rabasco https://strava.app.link/JhvpYe3IRtb  ...

Tom, Field, Willey – 2022-10-04

Destination: Tom, Field, Willey Trails: Avalon to A-Z to Mt. Tom Spur to Willey Ridge to Avalon Hike Date: 2022-10-04   Conditions:Dry trails. Trail Maintenance:Three notable downed trees. One about 100 yards from Mt. Tom Spur/A-Z junction on Willey Ridge. One about a 1 mile into Willey Ridge from...

Mt. Cabot – 2022-10-03

Destination: Mt. Cabot Trails: York Pond Trail to Bunnell Notch Trail to Killkenny Ridge Trail Hike Date: 2022-10-03   Conditions:Lot of running water and with the autumn leaves on the ground it was hard to see where the water was. No mud towards the top though. Scaling rock which...

Mt. Waumbek – 2022-10-03

Destination: Mt. Waumbek Trails: Starr King Trail To Killkenny Ridge Trail Hike Date: 2022-10-03   Conditions:Trail was dry throughout. Some muddy patches towards the top right before the summit. Equipment:Wore trail runners and carried a 17L backpack with a 3L bladder and the other ten essentials. Trail Maintenance:No issues....