Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Waterfalls Along The Howker Ridge Trail

Last night when I went to bed I still wasn't sure what I would be hiking today. My initial plans were for either hiking Mount Moriah or Mount Tecumseh. I woke very early this morning to the sound of thunder and very heavy rain coming down. After the rain stopped I stepped outside and the humidity was oppressive. That definitely dampened my hiking enthusiasm.  I would not be hiking a 4,000 footer today. I thought maybe with all the rain we have had this past week that a hike to some waterfalls might be interesting. I decided on visiting the waterfalls along the Howker Ridge Trail.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

A Hike Up Cannon Mountain Before the Rain

I thought today was going to be a no-go for hiking with reports of heavy rain and oppressive humidity arriving in the morning. I woke up to cool temps and bright sunshine. A check of the weather radar showed the rain far enough away to probably squeeze in a short hike before it arrived. My pack was ready to go and I was out the door heading to Cannon Mountain (4,100'). I would be hiking up the Kinsman Ridge Trail from the tramway side of the mountain.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Hiking Up Into the Clouds on Garfield

The weather forecast seemed to be all over the place. With the temps and humidity increasing on Sunday I decided to get out early today and beat any afternoon showers. I would be hiking Mount Garfield this morning. This is one of my favorite hikes. It's a nice, gradual gain in elevation to spectacular views on the summit.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Out and Back to Zealand Mountain

A check of the weather forecast indicated Wednesday would be a good day for a midweek hike. Today I would be hiking to Zealand Mountain (4,260') and back out via Zealand Trail and Twinway. It's a long hike to a viewless summit but there are views along the way.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

A Break From the Heat on Mount Monroe

After a week of hot and humid temperatures a weather frontal system came through bringing with it crisp, cool air creating ideal hiking conditions. My hike today would be Mount Monroe (5,372') via the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail. A quick check of the current summit conditions on Mount Washington, the next summit north of Monroe, showed a windchill of 17°F. I would be bringing some warm layers.