Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Dixville Notch and Table Rock Hike

It was probably a day to sit inside but I couldn't take it any longer and decided to drive up to Dixville Notch and take in the foliage and maybe a short hike. The weather was drizzly, gray and gloomy other than that it was a beautiful day to be in the woods.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mount Chocorua via Champney Falls Trail

Rain showers last night gave way to clearing conditions this morning as a cold front pushed through. Clouds were quickly clearing creating a spectacular sunrise as I made my way to the trailhead. Today's hike would take me to the top of Mount Chocorua via the Champney Falls Trail. It was shaping up to be a beautiful day as I turned onto the Kancamagus Highway.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Mount Monroe via the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail

It was a crisp, clear and cool morning with a brisk breeze as we drove toward today's hike. We were heading for Marshfield Station, home of the Cog Railway. The plan was to hike the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail to Lakes of the Clouds Hut and then summit Mount Monroe (5,372 ft.).

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Mount Madison via Valley Way

After heavy rain last night the skies were clearing this morning and the air was cool. Our destination was the Appalachia trailhead. The plan was to hike the Valley Way trail to Madison Hut then the Osgood Trail to the summit of Mount Madison (5,367 feet).

Monday, September 3, 2012

Cannon Mountain Hike

It was another morning of driving to the trailhead in heavy fog. Today's hike was to summit Cannon Mountain(4,100 ft.), another 4,000 footer to add to our list. As I drove up and out of the valleys we left the fog behind. The plan was to hike the Lonesome Lake Trail to the Hi-Cannon Trail on to the Kinsman Ridge Trail that leads to the summit.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Loop Hike in Pinkham Notch

Visibility was less than 100 yards in thick fog as I drove to the trailhead this morning. Destination was the Pinkham Notch parking lot. The plan for today was a loop hike starting up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail to the Huntington Ravine Trail down the Raymond Path and back to the parking lot via the Old Jackson Road. This would be a solo hike today.