Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

A Hike to Mount Garfield Before the Rain

Summits: Mount Garfield (4,500')
Trail route: Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Trail conditions: Bare ground, mud, wet leaves to a gradual increase of snow up to several inches toward the summit
Weather: Cloud cover, cool and slightly windy at the summit
Total miles: 10
Total time: 5:55

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Hike to Hale Before a Nor'easter

Summits: Mount Hale (4,054')
Trail route: Hale Brook Trail
Trail conditions: Dusting of snow to over a foot of snow but broke out and packed down
Weather: Cloud cover, cold and windy
Total miles: 4.6
Total time: 2:50

Saturday, October 13, 2018

The First Sign of Winter on Owl's Head

Summits: Owl's Head (4,025')
Trail route: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, Black Pond Bushwhack, Lincoln Brook Trail, Owl's Head Slide ascent, Brutus Bushwhack descent
Trail conditions: Very wet trails with lots of mud and water
Weather: Cloud cover with cool temps, rain and snow
Total miles: 18
Total time: 9:30

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Mount Carrigain via Desolation Trail

Summits: Mount Carrigain (4,700')
Trail route: Signal Ridge Trail, Carrigain Notch Trail, Desolation Trail
Trail conditions: Dry and damp trails with wet and muddy sections
Weather: Cloud cover with cool and mild temps
Total miles: 13.8
Total time: 8:30

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Gridding Out Mount Pierce

Summits: Mount Pierce (4,310')
Trail route: Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail
Trail conditions: Very wet trails with slippery roots and slick rocks
Weather: Low cloud cover and mild temps
Total miles: 6.4
Total time: 3:46