Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hiking to a Cloudless Mount Garfield

The spectacular weather continues here in the White Mountains and today was forecast to be another beauty. My hike today would take me up the Garfield Trail to Mount Garfield (4,500').

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Mount Monroe and Mount Washington Loop Hike

The warm weather continues and the forecast was predicting a great day to summit Mount Washington on the last weekend of summer. My hiking route would take me up the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail with a side trip up Mount Monroe (5,372') then taking the Crawford Path to Mount Washington (6,288') and descending the Gulfside Trail to the Jewel Trail completing the loop back to the Cog Railway Marshfield Base Station.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Flags on the 48 from Mount Liberty

Flags on the 48 is a day when hikers gather in a show of remembrance for those thousands of lives lost on September 11, 2001. American flags are raised over all 4,000 foot summits. My hike today would start at Lincoln Woods, hiking in on the Lincoln Woods trail to the Osseo Trail and crossing over Mount Flume on the Franconia Ridge Trail to Mount Liberty where I would watch the flag raising. This would also be a good vantage point for watching the flag raising on many other surrounding summits.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Warm Sunshine on Mount Carrigain

There's been a nice stretch of summer weather this week. The last time I visited Mount Carrigain (4,700') was on a cold November day with an icy climb up the observation tower. I've listened to other hikers talk about their cold, snowy hikes to this summit and I thought it would be nice to climb Mount Carrigain on a warm day. With a cool morning start I headed for the trailhead.