Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Sunday, September 17, 2017

A Sunday Stroll to Owl's Head


Another beautiful warm summer day was in the forecast and I decided to do the long hike to Owl's Head. I would be doing the usual route starting from the Lincoln Woods Trail to Franconia Brook Trail turning onto the Lincoln Brook Trail and finally the Owl's Head Path that follows a very loose and steep slide to the summit. It's eight miles of relatively flat, easy trails with some potentially challenging water crossings and then one more steep mile to the summit for a total of 18 miles round trip. It's a very long hike for a viewless summit.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Up Glen Boulder Trail Down To Isolation and Back


Today would be a solo hike to one summit, Mount Isolation (4,003'), a round trip of 12 miles. My route would take me up the Glen Boulder Trail then down the Davis Path to a spur path up to the summit of Mount Isolation then returning on the same trails. Partly cloudy, cool temps and a possibility of late afternoon showers were in the forecast.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Twins and Galehead on a Perfect Day


Perfect weather was in the forecast for today and I wanted to hike multiple summits. I would be joining Jill and Larry for a hike to North Twin (4,761') and over to South Twin (4,902') then descend to Galehead Hut and up to the summit of Galehead Mountain (4,024'). Our route would start on the North Twin Trail continuing on to the North Twin Spur down the Twinway Trail to the Galehead Hut then up and back to Galehead on the Frost Trail then down the Gale River Trail for 12 miles of hiking.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Field and Willey on a Fine Summer Day


A check of the weather showed a nice stretch of perfect days in the forecast with cooler temps and dry air. I looked to see what I needed for August. It had been awhile since I'd done Field and Willey and thought that would be a nice hike for today. I already had Mount Tom for this month so it would only be the two summits and of course Mount Avalon. My hiking route would take me up the Avalon Trail continuing on the A-Z Trail to the Willey Range Trail over Mount Field (4,340') and Mount Willey (4,285') then return on the same trail to the Avalon Trail with a quick stop at Mount Avalon on the way down.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Cool and Windy Along the Carters


The forecast had today looking better than yesterday with the exception of possible morning showers in the mountains. I would be hiking three of the Carters today. My usual route is a loop starting and ending at 19 Mile Brook trailhead and today would be no different. I would be starting with a road walk to Camp Dodge taking the shortcut trail to Imp Trail up to North Carter Trail and across the Carter-Moriah Trail to Middle Carter (4,610') over to South Carter (4,430') and then depending if there were views up to Mount Hight and Carter Dome (4,832') then down to the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail and back to the trailhead parking area for a 13+ mile loop.