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.

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 &...

Mounts Jackson, Pierce and Eisenhower – 2021-12-29

Destination: Mounts Jackson, Pierce and Eisenhower Trails: Crawford Path, Mizpah Cutoff, Webster Cliff Trail, Edmands Path Hike Date: 2021-12-29   Conditions:Well packed. The less frequently used Mizpah, Webster Cliff and Edmands are all broken as of today. Equipment:All four hikers wore Hillsound spikes for the hike. Parking & Road...

Mount Madison – 2021-12-27

Destination: Mount Madison Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail Hike Date: 2021-12-27   Conditions:Well packed trail, low winds, wonderful undercast today. Equipment:All four hikers in our group used Hillsound spikes the whole way. Trail Maintenance:None Parking & Road Access:Plenty at Appalachia and it’s plowed.   Submitted by: Paula G  ...

North/South Kinsman – 2021-12-14

Destination: North/South Kinsman Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail/Fishin Jimmy Trail Hike Date: 2021-12-14 Conditions: mostly hard packed snow and ice – some sections required going slowly and using trees/branches for support. saw ice skaters at lonesome lake and popped into lonesome lake hut on the way down for a cup...

Mt. Pemigewasset Trail – 2021-12-13

Destination: Mt. Pemigewasset Trail Trails: Indian Head Trail Hike Date: 2021-12-13 Conditions: Light packed snow, some patches of wet muddy leaves. No snow at the top. Equipment: Microspikes were a must – easy with them on. Trail Maintenance: Great blazes – very clear (just re-done?) Parking & Road Access:...