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.

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...

Owls Head – 2020-02-29

Destination: Owls Head Trails: Lincoln Woods, Black Pond bushwhack, Lincoln Brook, Brutus bushwhack Hike Date: 2020-02-29   Conditions:I was up early and on trail by 6:30am. I quickly passed a group of 4 people on skies by Black Pond and then I was the first set of tracks since...

Zealand, Bond, Bondcliff – 2020-02-15

Destination: Zealand, Bond, Bondcliff Trails: Zealand Rd, Zealand trail, Twinway (AT), Bondcliff trail, Lincoln Woods trail Hike Date: 2020-02-15   Conditions:Fairly well packed trail across the range. Snowshoes still needed, to continue to make a hard packed trail. Equipment:Microspikes up to Zealand Hut. Snowshoes the rest of the traverse....

Galehead, South Twin, North Twin – 2020-01-25

Destination: Galehead, South Twin, North Twin Trails: Beaver Brook XC trail, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, North Twin Trail, Haystack Road Hike Date: 2020-01-25   Conditions:All snow bridges were in place and solid, including Little River. Little River still had open water,...

Mount Surprise, Mount Moriah – 2020-01-04

Destination: Mount Surprise, Mount Moriah Trails: Carter-Moriah Trail Hike Date: 2020-01-04   Conditions:At 9am and 10am, the temperature was right about freezing. Snow was a decent, firm powder. Probably about 6 inches in the unpacked bits. Higher up around Mt Surprise, some steeper pitches were a bit icy but...

Scaur Peak (New Hampshire Hundred Highest) – 2019-12-22

Destination: Scaur Peak (New Hampshire Hundred Highest) Trails: Pine Bend Brook, bushwhack Hike Date: 2019-12-22   Conditions:Powdery and packed snow most of the way. Very slippery downhill. Traction required uphill Equipment:I used snowshoes, but should’ve used spikes all the way. The trail, especially the rocky/slippery steep sections, was not...

Mt Jackson – 2019-12-21

Destination: Mt Jackson Trails: Webster-Jackson Trail Hike Date: 2019-12-21   Conditions:A small layer of fluffy snow over hard packed. At some points the trail was pure ice covered by a thin layer of fluffy snow. Equipment:I used micro spikes the whole hike, as did most everyone else I saw....