Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mount Moosilauke for #48

A BIG day today! I was hiking #48 on the list of New Hampshire's 4,000 footers. On March 31, 2012 I began this adventure on Mount Waumbek (4,006') for #1. Now 2 years, 7 months and 22 days later I was on my way to completing #48 on Mount Moosilauke (4,802') via the Gorge Brook Trail. The weather forecast was for cold temps, partly sunny skies and diminishing winds. I've learned to take these weather reports with a grain of salt and be prepared for anything. Fellow hikers Denise and Jill would be joining me again for this exciting day.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Loop Hike Over Whiteface and Passaconaway

I have been waiting for good weather to complete my remaining three 4,000 footers. My last 4,000 foot hike was a month ago. Today's forecast was calling for partly cloudy to clear skies and cold temps with highs in the 30's. My plan for today was a loop hike to Mount Whiteface (4020') and Mount Passaconaway (4043') with fellow hikers Denise and Jill. This hike would take us up the Blueberry Ledge Trail across the Rollins Trail over Whiteface to Dicey's Mill Trail, up to Passaconaway and down Dicey's Mill Trail back to the Ferncroft parking area.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Breaking In Boots in Carter Notch

My initial hiking plan for today was Whiteface and Passaconaway.  I woke up early to an overcast sky and a howling wind. Not knowing the current trail conditions I decided to wait on a better day for this hike.  My backup plan was to break in my new Garmont Momentum Snow Gore-Tex Hiking Boots.  I thought a trip up to Carter Notch would do the trick. Depending on how the boots felt would determine if I kept going up to Wildcat A (4422') or just head down to the Carter Notch Hut.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Winter Preview on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail

With an uncertain weekend weather forecast I had no firm plans for hiking. But after driving through Pinkham Notch yesterday and seeing the snow I was anxious to get out on a trail and put down some footprints in the white stuff. High winds were forecast so I was looking for a sheltered hike. I decided to hike up to Hermit Lake via the Tuckerman Ravine Trail.