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 – 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....

Franconia Ridge – 2022-09-25

Destination: Franconia Ridge Trails: Falling waters, franconia Ridge, Greenleaf, Old Bridal Hike Date: 2022-09-25   Conditions:Falling waters trail was in great condition, water crossing was a little high. There were a few blazes that were hidden by overgrowth. The Ridge was dry and very little wind. Greenleaf was in...

Sandwhich mountain – 2022-09-24

Destination: Sandwhich mountain Trails: Started on Jennings loop- Sandwhich summit trail- yellow blazes Hike Date: 2022-09-24   Conditions:A bit slippery at parts on the wet rocks and roots. Windy at the summit Equipment:Hiking boots and layers Trail Maintenance:—- Parking & Road Access:Easy trail access from the lot! Comments:I didn’t...

Lonesome Lake – 2022-09-23

Destination: Lonesome Lake Trails: Turnip Hike Date: 2022-09-23   Conditions:Gradual and relatively puddle free considering a week of several rainy days. Bog boards at the lake are in good shape. 35 degrees at the lake with no view of Franconia Ridge and the winds were picking up as we...

Moosilauke – 2022-09-21

Destination: Moosilauke Trails: Turnip Hike Date: 2022-09-21   Conditions:A gradual hike up the Gorge Brook and back on the loop on the AT and Snapper. After a day of rain, it was not bad at all, just a few puddles. What a gorgeous gift to be above the clouds...

Welch Dickey – 2022-09-20

Destination: Welch Dickey Trails: Turnip Hike Date: 2022-09-20   Conditions:Well it was wet and slippery. Butt sliding was the safest decent on occasion. No views of Sandwich although we were assured it was there.   Submitted by: Carol Currotto carolcurrotto@gmail.com  ...

North & South Kinsman – 2022-09-04

Destination: North & South Kinsman Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail Hike Date: 2022-09-04   Conditions:Dry until about halfway up where the ground started to get a little muddy but with plenty of beautiful moss and mushrooms to enjoy. Very well marked. The ledge off of North Kinsman made a great...

Flume Gorge – 2022-08-17

Destination: Flume Gorge Trails: Flume Loop Hike Date: 2022-08-17   Conditions:well maintained Equipment:None Trail Maintenance:None Parking & Road Access:None Comments:Absolutely gorgeous and a great warm up for longer hikes   Submitted by: Ivy sarahivymayer@gmail.com  ...