Tag: hiking

12 Scenic Hikes Within 30 Minutes of the Notch Hostel

Deciding what to hike when visiting the White Mountains can be a difficult decision. There are so many excellent choices. Here are some of our favorite hikes near the Notch Hostel, ranging from easy walking trails to strenuous multi-day hikes. Easy Hikes Lincoln Woods: Length: Flat 2.9-mile long walking...

Winter Hiking in the Whites: What to Wear

It’s 7 a.m., the thermometer outside reads negative one, and the trees are swaying with ominous winds. While other vacationers to New Hampshire’s White Mountains are tapping the snooze button, hikers are hitting the trails, braving deep snow, frozen river crossings, and subzero wind chills. Some may think us...

The Single-Day Pemi Loop: Secrets for Success

Over the last 10 years, the Pemi Loop has grown in popularity with hikers of all ability levels. It logs more mileage and vertical climbing than the Presidential Traverse, and leads you across some of the White Mountain's most celebrated stretches of trail: Franconia Ridge, Garfield Ridge, and Bondcliff....

The Other Mountain Club: RMC is NH’s White Mountains’ Hidden Gem

While you’d be hard pressed to find an east coast hiker who is unfamiliar with the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), the majority have barely scratched the surface of the vast network of Randolph Mountain Club (RMC) trails in the White Mountains. Many have never visited or even heard of...

Cheers to the 1st of the 48

By Shannon Grossman There is this part of my essence with the sole-purpose of seeking out adventures. The more unusual the experience, the more appropriate it corresponds with my life. So, it is only natural that I climb my first 4000-foot peak in New Hampshire with winter-like conditions. (Lila,...

Top 5 breakfast joints near the Notch

Written by Notch staff member Stephanie Robinson, based on her personal experience living and breakfast dining in Lincoln, NH. After having spent most of my childhood summers in Lincoln, I’ve eaten at just about every restaurant in the area. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day (after all, it’s...

Le petit road trip: En francais

Parlez-vous Francais? Below is a blog post written in French by one of our guests, Maryse of Quebec, Canada, about her White Mountains road trip and her experience at the Notch Hostel. Original post: http://marysecleronobrega.com/2015/07/26/mini-road-trip/ Reposted with permission from Maryse. MINI ROAD TRIP Publié par mcnphotographie le 26 juillet 2015...

Kinsmans via Mt. Kinsman Trail: Trip Report

Today I headed up the Mt. Kinsman Trail from Rt. 116 to North and South Kinsman, two of NH’s 4000-footers. The drive itself is incredible — look closely at the granite along the road, for it contains garnet and is unique to Kinsman Notch.  When you’re done hiking, stop by the...

Welch and Dickey Loop: Trip Report

The loop over Welch and Dickey Mountains is one of my favorite hikes, and is great for days when I want something quick and rewarding. It offers outstanding views of the surrounding mountain ranges, exposed summits, and many open ledges and rock outcrops along the trail. The entire loop is only...