Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Sunday, February 16, 2020

White and Gray on the Kinsmans


Summit: North Kinsman (4,293'), South Kinsman (4,358')
Trail route: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Trail conditions: Packed snow, slightly loose
Weather: Temps in the 20's, cloudy
Total miles: 10
Total time: 6:10

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Bluebird Day on Mount Tecumseh


Summit: Mount Tecumseh (3,995')
Trail route: Mt. Tecumseh Trail
Trail conditions: Snow from recent storm was well packed on the trail
Weather: Cold but tolerable temps, blue sky and sunshine with high clouds moving in later
Total miles: 5
Total time:  4 hours

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Winter Traverse Over the Bonds and Zealand


Summits: Bondcliff (4,265'), Mount Bond (4,698'), West Bond (4,540'), Guyot (4,580'), Zealand (4,260')
Trail route: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Zealand Trail, Zealand Road
Trail conditions: Trail was well packed with a few inches of fresh snow on top
Weather: Cold but tolerable with temps in the 20's, cloudy
Total miles: 23.4
Total time: 13 hours

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Spectacular Day on the Hancocks


Summits: Mount Hancock (4,420'), South Hancock (4,319')
Trail route: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Trail conditions: Trail was well packed with a few inches of fresh snow on top
Weather: Cold with temps in the teens and 20's, lots of blue sky and sunshine sans clouds
Total miles: 10
Total time: 7 hours

Saturday, January 18, 2020

A Hike to Mount Garfield Before the Snowstorm


Summits: Mount Garfield (4,500')
Trail route: Gale River Loop Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Trail conditions: Trail was broke out but had several inches of loose unconsolidated snow
Weather: Frigid start at -7°F and 10°F finish with a high cloud cover
Total miles: 12.4 RT
Total time:  7:00