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.

Fronconia Ridge – 2020-08-06

Destination: Fronconia Ridge Trails: Old Bridle, Falling Waters Hike Date: 2020-08-06   Conditions:Mostly dry with some sandy mud on the way up, a few spots of standing water in the way down Falling Waters. The rocks are slippery from polishing in some of the areas. Equipment:I wore approach shoes...

Short hikes off the Kanc – 2020-07-26

Destination: Short hikes off the Kanc Trails: Discovery Trail, Church Pond Trail, Pemi East Side Trail, Pine Island Trail Hike Date: 2020-07-26   Conditions:Church Pond Trail was a little damp, but water crossings of the Swift and its branch were easy. Pine Island Brook was raging and borderline dangerous....

Lafayette, Garfield, 13 Falls, Galehead – 2020-07-25

Destination: Lafayette, Garfield, 13 Falls, Galehead Trails: Skookumchuck, Garfield Ridge Trail, Franconia Brook Trail, Twin Brook Trail, Frost Trail, Gale River Trail Hike Date: 2020-07-25   Conditions:Skookumchuck was in very good shape, easy to follow most of the way, some muddy spots. Garfield Ridge Trail very muddy in between...

Hale – 2020-07-14

Destination: Hale Trails: Hale Brook trial, lend a hand trail, Hike Date: 2020-07-14   Conditions:The conditions were good. Water was very high on the Linda hand trail. The first creek Crossing on the hill Brook Trail was pretty tough because levels were high. We didn’t have any problem with...

Mount Monroe – 2020-03-15

Destination: Mount Monroe Trails: Ammonoosuc Hike Date: 2020-03-15   Conditions:Icy in the morning, especially between tree line and the hut. Crampons required. Very windy and cold at the top, but beautiful visibility. The trail softened in the afternoon on the way down which made it easier on the knee...

Waumbek – 2020-03-14

Destination: Waumbek Trails: Starr King Hike Date: 2020-03-14   Conditions:Icy, hard packed snow Equipment:Microspikes…crucial Trail Maintenance:Some blow downs but nothing difficult to navigate Parking & Road Access:Summer parking is open, but it is covered in 2-3 in of ice. Comments:Really nice day to be out.   Submitted by: Chris...

Mt Isolation – 2020-03-14

Destination: Mt Isolation Trails: Rocky Branch trail, Engine Hill Bushwack Isolation trail and Davis Path. Hike Date: 2020-03-14   Conditions:Trail is well packed down for the most part and easybyo follow. At least 20 people out packing it down today. High temps softening the snow made things tricky in...

Tom, Field – 2020-03-14

Destination: Tom, Field Trails: Avalon to AZ to Willey range trail Hike Date: 2020-03-14   Conditions:Hard packed snow, spikes or crampons required. Did not need snowshoes. Extremely windy at the summit. Equipment:Hills hound trail crampons, gaitors, poles Parking & Road Access:Parked at AMC highland center   Submitted by: Lauren...

12-Peak Pemi Loop – 2020-03-03

Destination: 12-Peak Pemi Loop Trails: Lincoln Woods, Osseo, Franconia Ridge, Garfield Ridge, Frost, Twinway, Bondcliff, Lincoln Woods Hike Date: 2020-03-03   Conditions: It was not a perfect day for a Pemi, in fact it was about as bad a day you could pick weather-wise. Wet, heavy snow was the...

Garfield – 2020-03-01

Destination: Garfield Trails: Gale River Loop Road, Mt Garfield Trail Hike Date: 2020-03-01   Conditions:I was comfortably able to wear spikes door to door for this hike. It was a crust of icy snow with perhaps 3-6 inches of powder on top. As always, Garfield was a slow and...