Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Cold and Windy on Cannon Mountain


Summit: Cannon Mountain (4,100')
Trail route: Kinsman Ridge Trail
Trail conditions: Hard packed, frozen, solid trail
Weather: Clear sky and sunshine with cold temps, calm wind to start and steady, frigid wind at the summit
Total miles: 4.2 RT
Total time:  2:49

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Back to WTF for February


Summits: Willey (4,285'), Tom (4,051'), Field (4,340')
Trail route: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail
Trail conditions: Packed trails with a couple inches of fresh overnight snow
Weather: Cold temps, calm wind, cloudy with snow
Total miles: 10
Total time:  7:25

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Cold and Windy On WTF


Summits: Willey (4,285'), Tom (4,051'), Field (4,340')
Trail route: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail
Trail conditions: Packed trails to Mount Field then blown in snow and drifting to Mount Willey
Weather: Cold temps, wind, cloudy with snow flurries to steady light snow
Total miles: 10
Total time:  6:04

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Cold Across the Carters


Summits: South Carter (4,430'), Middle Carter (4,610')
Trail route: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Herd Path to Dodge Camp, Road walk back to parking lot
Trail conditions: Well packed Nineteen Mile Brook Trail then loose, soft snow from the Carter Dome Trail onward
Weather: Cold temps, high overcast sky
Total miles: 10.8
Total time:  7:30

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Gridding Out Jackson


Summit: Mount Jackson
Trail route: Webster-Jackson Trail and Jackson Branch
Trail conditions: Well packed trail to the summit from snowshoes, chewed up trail on the way down from groups in microspikes coming up but no postholing
Weather: Frigid temps, bright blue sky and sunshine
Total miles: 5.2 RT
Total time:  3:34