Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Fresh Snow on the Hancocks


I had not been feeling well the past couple of days so I decided when I woke up this morning that I felt good enough to go hiking. I would be joining fellow hikers Larry, Marty and Brent for a hike to the two Hancock summits, Mount Hancock (4,420') and South Hancock (4,319'). There had been several inches of new snow overnight so I was not sure if this would be another trail breaking hike. Our route would take us across the Hancock Notch Trail from the Kancamagus Highway then up the Cedar Brook Trail to the Hancock Loop Trail.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Breakin' Trail Over the Twins to Galehead


With the weather forecast looking rather drab, dreary and less than optimal a group of us decided to hike North Twin and South Twin then down to Galehead. There was the possibility that we would be breaking out the trails to these summits. There's strength in numbers and I would be joining Guy, Mark, Jim, Jill, Robin, Amy D, Amy L, and Dolores for this hike today.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Another Snowy Sunday Morning on Waumbek


After a frigid Saturday I postponed my hike to this morning. With some light snow overnight and more forecast for today I was looking for a short hike with a short drive. I decided on Mount Waumbek (4,006'). This is a 7.2 mile hike and about a 40 minute drive for me. Trail reports indicated a solid trail and the need for only microspikes. This would be the second time that I've hiked Waumbek on a snowy Sunday morning.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

22+ Miles Out and Back to the Bonds


Weather conditions today were looking favorable for one of the epic winter hikes in the White Mountains. I would be joining Jill, Amy, Mark and Jim for the long trek deep into the Pemigewasset Wilderness to Bondcliff (4,265'), Mount Bond (4,698') and West Bond (4,540'). Our route would take us on the Lincoln Woods Trail to the Bondcliff Trail and onto the West Bond Spur. The return trip to Lincoln Woods on the Kancamagus Highway would go back over Mount Bond and Bondcliff for a 22.6 mile round trip hike.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Windy on the Wildcats


With sustained winds around hurricane force and gusts exceeding 100mph it would not be a day for hiking the Presidentials. Today I would be hiking the Wildcats with fellow hikers Jill, Amy, Robin, Jim, Larry and Marty. Our route would take us up the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail then a steep climb to Wildcat A (4,422') and across the Wildcat Ridge Trail to Wildcat D (4,062') and down the Polecat Ski Trail at Wildcat Ski Area.