Kinsman Range via AT – 2021-08-02

Destination: Kinsman Range via AT Trails: Trip Hike Date: 2021-08-02   Conditions:Muddy and even boggy for the first 5 miles or so then technical but well-marked and maintained, yet foggy and wet throughout. Trail Maintenance:Some intense blow-downs and flooding in the middle of the descent from the North Peak....

Mount Moosilauke – 2021-07-24

Destination: Mount Moosilauke Trails: Nacho Hike Date: 2021-07-24   Conditions:Absolutely perfect weather, sun was shining, less mud on trail than we were used to. The descent was treacherous and wet, but we took it slow and made it down! Comments:Bugs not too bad! Incredible views from the top, we...

Kinsmans – 2021-07-18

Destination: Kinsmans Trails: Sugar and Bowie Hike Date: 2021-07-18   Conditions:Rain in the morning, then cloudy. Water crossings were all swollen and had to be forced. The trail was flooded much of the time so expect to have your feet fully submerged in water much of the day! Equipment:Trail...

Mt. Washington, Mt. Eisenhower, and Mt. Monroe – 2021-07-10

Destination: Mt. Washington, Mt. Eisenhower, and Mt. Monroe Trails: Crawford Path and Boott Spur Trail Hike Date: 2021-07-10   Conditions:The trail is very well maintained. Trekking pole is recommended since the climb and descend can be very steep and slippery when wet. Hiker can summit Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Monroe,...

Mt. Moosilauke – 2021-07-07

Destination: Mt. Moosilauke Trails: Mr. Darcy Hike Date: 2021-07-07   Conditions:A decent bit of mud. Rocks on the decent Nobo were very slick and wet. Rainy at the top but sky cleared as elevation decreased. Equipment:Trail runners and a pack with a few days of food still in there!...

Flume and Liberty – 2021-05-29

Destination: Flume and Liberty Trails: Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Springs Trail Hike Date: 2021-05-29   Conditions:Dry, occasionally wet, Minor mud Equipment:None Comments:Flume Slide was as challenging as advertised. Light drizzle from night before made it a little slick in some difficult spots. Overall, great hike.  ...

Hancock and south Hancock – 2021-05-29

Destination: Hancock and south Hancock Trails: Notch trail, cedar brook path, Hancock summit loop Hike Date: 2021-05-29   Conditions:Today we hiked Hancock and South Hancock Peaks. We did the notch trail to cedar brook path to the summit loops. Over all a 9.8 mile hike. The entry path was...

Tecumseh – 2021-05-22

Destination: Tecumseh Trails: Waterville Valley Ski Resort Hike Date: 2021-05-22   Conditions:Mostly dry. Some muddy spots but very manageable. River crossing was no problem. 1st 4,000 footer of the season so I felt it. Several flats providing a break from the stairs. Only saw the smallest patch of snow....

Franconia ridge loop – 2021-05-15

Destination: Franconia ridge loop Trails: Falling Waters,AT,Old Bridle Path Hike Date: 2021-05-15   Conditions:Trail conditions were mostly easy going but about a mile from the summit of Little Haystack there were areas where there was still some packed snow. I didnW8nZpHonwbVoc0gjbExZjjhxgUjoaDmtB2pcRMaYd7uN_eICY-RurWSI1aD0L_CBtMWuoR_QhAmxT5Z_A8XyZ9t0TA1P0C3kydbuEUDkbFVRXj33OCLiHA&k=6LfJsAcTAAAAADha43yhkDNRP8Ma0-GmY Equipment:Hiking poles and hiking shoes. Trail Maintenance:No real...

Stopping Asian Hate On and Off the Trail

The following piece was written by Kathy Chau Rohn, a Vietnamese-American woman with whom we connected through her participation in the 2020 Summits in Solidarity event. Kathy is an avid hiker who has completed her NH-48 and is working on her Winter NH-48, New England 67, and a Vermont...