Category: Trip Reports

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Liberty Springs to Greenleaf Hut – 2022-07-18

Destination: Liberty Springs to Greenleaf Hut Trails: Liberty Springs to Franconia Ridge Hike Date: 2022-07-18   Conditions:Our plans to start at Lincoln Woods were adjusted to Liberty Springs trail to shave some miles and time off to beat forecast of nasty weather. Trail was dry until weather went south,...

Greenleaf Hut to Lincoln Woods trailhead – 2022-07-20

Destination: Greenleaf Hut to Lincoln Woods trailhead Trails: Franconia Ridge Trail to Osseo Trail Hike Date: 2022-07-20   Conditions:Trail was still wet from rain Monday-Tuesday and cloud cover in AM. Things were drying pretty quickly, Osseo was less swampy than I would have expected. Equipment:Just hiking poles on way...

Mt Pierce, Mt Jackson, and Webster – 2022-07-20

Destination: Mt Pierce, Mt Jackson, and Webster Trails: Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail, Webster Jackson Trail Hike Date: 2022-07-20   Conditions:Started cloudy but mostly dry hiking up my pierce. Couldn’t see anything at top. Hiking along the Webster Cliff path past the Mitzpuh Hut it became clearer and finally...

Mt. Lafayette – 2022-06-04

Destination: Mt. Lafayette Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail Hike Date: 2022-06-04   Conditions:Muddy and wet below treeline especially on Falling Waters Trail. The trailhead works suggest to ascend from Falling Waters Trail, and go down on Greenleaf. Partially cloudy on the Franconia...

Kinsman Mountains – 2022-05-23

Destination: Kinsman Mountains Trails: Appalachian Trail Hike Date: 2022-05-23   Conditions:No snow or ice, but the trail is quite muddy in some parts. There are some slippery rocks to be careful of. All water/stream crossings were able to be rock hopped without getting feet submerged. Equipment:Trekking Poles Trail Maintenance:There...

Mt. Moosilauke – 2022-05-21

Destination: Mt. Moosilauke Trails: Jackie Hike Date: 2022-05-21   Conditions:South side of the mountain (AT) was virtually snow free and a very safe incline. There was little snow at the alpine zone, nothing that would slow anyone down- quite wet and muddy. I definitely had wet feet all day...

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...