Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Saturday, October 31, 2015

A Hike to Table Rock and Baldpate Mountain

I've been wanting to hike the Baldpates since looking across and seeing them from Old Speck three weeks ago. Weather forecast was looking great with clear skies, sunshine and temps in the 40's nearing 50°F. My plan was to start on the Appalachian Trail then hike up the Table Rock Trail so I could enjoy the views of Grafton Notch then back over to the Appalachian Trail up West Baldpate (3,662') then over to East Baldpate (3,780') for a round trip distance of 8.7 miles.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Bushwhack to Vose Spur

Today was going to be a different kind of hiking adventure for me. The plan was to hike in on the Signal Ridge Trail to the Carrigain Notch Trail and then bushwhack straight up through the woods to the summit of Vose Spur. This summit is a subpeak of Mount Carrigain and on the list of the New England Hundred Highest (NEHH). It is a trailless hike to a wooded summit with no views. Sunshine and cool temps were in the forecast.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Wintry Hike to Goose Eye and Carlo

What a difference a week makes. Last Monday I was hiking in short sleeves and shorts with temps in the 70's. Today's forecast was calling for snow showers with temps in the 30's, colder at higher elevations. I would be joining fellow hiker Brian for a loop hike up Goose Eye Mountain (3,870') over to Mount Carlo (3,565') and back down to Success Pond Road. This would be my first time hiking these summits.

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Eyebrow Trail to Old Speck

I had a three day weekend and saved Monday for hiking. After keeping an eye on the weather this looked to be the best day. Saturday and Sunday looked cold, windy and wintry on the high summits. Today's forecast was warm temps in the 70's with lots of sunshine and blue sky. My hiking plan was to take me into Maine, climbing up to Old Speck Mountain (4,170') via the Eyebrow Trail and return down the Old Speck Trail. This would start me on the New England 4,000 footers and add to the New England Hundred Highest.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Horn and The Bulge via Unknown Pond

Today's hike would be a fifteen minute drive to the trailhead from my house. The plan was to hike up Unknown Pond Trail to the Kilkenny Ridge Trail and over to The Bulge (3,950') and back to The Horn (3,905'). I was going to return on the same trails instead of making the loop over Mount Cabot. These two peaks are on the New England Hundred Highest list.