Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Flume and Liberty for #287 and #288


Summits: Mount Flume (4,328'), Mount Liberty (4,459')
Trail route: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail
Trail conditions: Trails were broke out with loose, unconsolidated snow
Weather: Cool with temps in the 20's and 30's, blue sky and sunshine with a spectacular undercast
Total miles: 10
Total time: 7:30

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Fishin' Jimmy to the Kinsmans


Summits: North Kinsman (4,293'), South Kinsman (4,358')
Trail route: Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Trail conditions: Snow both packed powder and loose
Weather: Cool with temps in the 30's, high thin clouds and sunshine
Total miles: 10
Total time: 7:08

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Mid-Winter Conditions 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: Snow both packed powder and loose, some loose granular, no significant postholing
Weather: Cold with temps in the 20's, sunshine
Total miles: 9.8
Total time: 6:20

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Autumn Hike to Tuckerman Ravine


Destination: Huntington Ravine
Trail route: Huntington Ravine Trail
Trail conditions: Packed snow up to Hermit Lake and loose snow up into the ravine
Weather: Cold and windy with clouds over the high summits
Total miles: 6
Total time: 4:30

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Return to Mount Garfield for November


Summits: Mount Garfield (4,500')
Trail route: Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Trail conditions: Bare ground, mud, wet leaves to long sections of flowing water in the trail
Weather: Cold, windy and cloud covered at the summit
Total miles: 10
Total time: 5:40