Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Up and Down Cannon via Kinsman Ridge Trail


Summits: Cannon Mountain
Trail route: Kinsman Ridge Trail
Trail conditions: Mostly dry ground with just a few areas of running water and mud
Weather: Cool morning temps quickly warming up with full sunshine and lots of blue sky
Total miles: 4.2
Total time:  3:15

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Tripyramids in June


Summits: North Tripyramid (4,180'), Middle Tripyramid  (4,140')
Trail route: Pine Bend Brook Trail
Trail conditions: Mostly dry ground with some areas of mud, short sections of monorail and ice on the north side of North Tripyramid
Weather: Cool morning temps, cloudy with some sprinkles, partial sunshine and warm on descent
Total miles: 9.6
Total time:  6:30 hours

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Loop Hike Over Jefferson Washington and Monroe


Summits: Mount Jefferson (5,716'), Mount Washington (6,288'), Mount Monroe (5,372')
Trail route: Jewel Trail, Boundary Line Trail, Jefferson Notch Road, Caps Ridge Trail, Gulfside Trail, Crawford Path, Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Base Road
Trail conditions: Mostly dry ground but with avariety of mud, wet, unstable monorail and deep soft snow along the way
Weather: Cool morning temps warming up with sunshine to cool gray overcast once past the wilderness boundary then back to sunshine and warm temps on the way out
Total miles: 12.7
Total time:  11 hours

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Mount Isolation Attempt


Summits: Mount Isolation (4,003')
Trail route: Rocky Branch Trail
Trail conditions: Bare, dry ground to mud, very wet with unstable monorail and deep soft snow
Weather: Cool morning temps warming up with early sunshine to cool gray overcast once past the wilderness boundary then back to sunshine and warm temps on the way out
Total miles: 8
Total time:  6:25

Saturday, May 11, 2019

May on Moriah


Summits: Mount Moriah (4,049')
Trail route: Carter-Moriah Trail
Trail conditions: Bare ground, wet, mud, firm monorail and unstable monorail with deep snow off the side of the monorail
Weather: Cool morning temps warming up in the afternoon, light rain showers to snow flurries, cloudy to partly cloudy with late sunshine
Total miles: 9
Total time:  6:45