Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Spectacular Spring Day on Franconia Ridge

While deciding where to hike this weekend I was leaning toward Mount Cabot. I saw where fellow hiker Eric was looking for other hikers to join him on a hike across Franconia Ridge. With spectacular weather in the forecast I thought this would be a great hike and let him know that I was interested. There would be no other hikers joining us. Our hiking route would be the standard loop up the Falling Waters Trail to Little Haystack Mountain (4,780') onto the Franconia Ridge Trail and over to Mount Lincoln (5,089') then continuing to Mount Lafayette and descending on the Greenleaf Trail to the Old Bridle Path.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Hike to Tecumseh

After being sick with some unknown virus this past week I was ready to get out on the trail for some fresh air. I was still feeling the lingering effects of this bug so it was a slow, later than usual start. It was going to be a short hike today and I decided on Mount Tecumseh (4,003') via the Mt. Tecumseh Trail for five miles round trip.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Hike To Washington Alongside The Cog

A weekend of warm weather was in the forecast. It looked like a great day for hiking above treeline on the Presidentials. There's a hike to Mount Washington that I've been wanting to do. This hike would take me to the summit alongside the cog railway, approximately 3 miles one way. This is not an official hiking trail and I wanted to do it before the cog started operating again for the season.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

North to South Moat Traverse

A great weather forecast for this weekend although calling for colder and windy on Sunday. Today I would be joining Brian and Jill for a hike across the Moat mountains. This includes North Moat (3,196'), Middle Moat (2,805') and South Moat (2,749'). For those that don't know, these are the mountains that are seen to the west when traveling through North Conway, NH. We would be hiking the Moat Mountain Trail from North to South for a 9.6 miles traverse.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Icy Hike to Cannon Mountain

With a mixed bag of weather in the forecast for today I wasn't sure what to expect. This was the pick day of the weekend as tomorrow's forecast is for mid-winter conditions with dangerous windchills. My hike today would take me up to the summit of Cannon Mountain. The route I planned was the Lonesome Lake Trail to Hi-Cannon onto the Kinsman Ridge Trail to the summit and back down the same trails. I've hiked this route to the summit a couple of times before but never under the trail conditions I would find today. There would be a slight change to my route due to the conditions.