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.

Tom, Field, Willey – 2019-02-23

Destination: Tom, Field, Willey Trails: Avalon Trail Hike Date: 2019-02-23   Conditions:It was a bluebird day with trails already broken out (for the most part). Many of us were in traction of sorts (either micro’s or crampons). Some opted for snowshoes. The trail conditions were appropriate for any. Parking...

Hedgehog Ridge (Deering) – 2019-03-03

Destination: Hedgehog Ridge (Deering NH) Trails: Hedgehog Ridge Trail Hike Date: 2019-03-03   Conditions: Less than a foot of snow, and mostly packed out. Some of us used microspikes. Some bare booted it. Equipment: Microspikes optional. Parking & Road Access: Parking at the Hedgehog end is plowed out. Park...

Moosilauke – 2019-03-03

Destination: Moosilauke Trails: Glencliff Trail (AT) Hike Date: 2019-03-03   Conditions: Trail was well-packed, some loose powdery snow on top of the pack above treeline. Equipment: Barebooted the whole way. Comments: No winds and sunny skies made for a fun 45 minute summit hang and photoshoot. Thanks @groundbird_gear for...

Vose Spur – 2019-03-02

Destination: Vose Spur Trails: Sawyer River Road Hike Date: 2019-03-02   Conditions: The road appeared to be groomed and we were able to bare boot the entire length. The Carrigain Notch Trail was well packed and we were able to bare boot the first 1/2 – 3/4 of mile....

Single-Day Presidential Traverse

Destination or Summit(s): Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Washington, Monroe, Eisenhower, Pierce.Trail Name(s): Valley Way, Airline, Crawford Path.Date of Hike: March 1st, 2019.Trail Conditions: Hard-packed snow, unconsolidated powder.Equipment Used: Snowshoes, micro-spikes. Trail Maintenance Issues: N/AParking or Road Access Issues: N/A Additional Comments: Our group of 4 left the Appalachia Parking lot...

Wildcat Valley – 2019-02-23

Summits: Wildcat Valley Trails: Wildcat Valley Ski Trail Hike Date: 2019-02-23   Conditions:Few inches of fresh powder on a several foot base. Trail was well packed out and easy to follow. Equipment:Backcountry skis with a edge.  Trail Maintenance:There was several (3?) large trees hung up over the trail. 2...

Scar Ridge Bushwhack

Summits: Scar Ridge Trails: Bushwhack Hike Date: 2019-02-20   Conditions: The entire route is a bushwhack. Had to cross the Hancock Branch of the Pemigewasset River (across from Big Rock Campground). We were able to find an almost shore-to-shore section of ice to easily cross. The fresh snow down...

East Peak, Osceola

Date of Hike: Monday, February 18th, 2019. .Trail Names: Greenley Pond Trail, Mount Osceola Trail. Trail Conditions: Packed snow, drifted powder. Special Equipment Required: Micro spikes, snowshoes. Comments: We left the Greenley Pond Trailhead just before 10:00AM on Monday morning with the intention of climbing both East Peak and...

Presidential Traverse Plus Mount Jackson

Date of Hike: Friday, February 6th, 2019. Trail Conditions: Hard pack snow, drifted powder, boiler-plate ice. Special Equipment Required: Microspikes, snowshoes, crampons. A tough mix of conditions for my seventh Presidential Traverse in the last seven months. Winds were calm, and temperatures hovered in the high teens and low...

Tripyramids via The Slides

Date of Hike: Friday, February 4th, 2019. Trail Conditions: Packed snow, unconsolidated snow, heavy drifted powder. Special Equipment Required: Microspikes, snowshoes. Comments: We departed Tripoli Road in Waterville Valley mid-morning and found easy walking along the hard-packed ski trails on Livermore Road. Our plan for the day was to...