Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Madison and Adams on an Early Winter Day


Summit: Mount Madison (5,367'), Mount Adams (5,774')
Trail route: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Air Line Connector, Air Line
Trail conditions: All trails were well packed with occasional sections of ice and some bare rock
Weather: Cold with temps in the teens, calm to light wind on the summits, high clouds and blue sky
Total miles: 10.1
Total time: 8:26

Sunday, December 23, 2018

A Frozen Mount Cabot After the Rain


Summit: Mount Cabot (4,170')
Trail route: York Pond Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail
Trail conditions: Trail was well packed but deep snow when stepping off the path
Weather: Cold with temps in the teens and 20's, steady breeze making it feel colder, cloudy with flurries to start and clearing skies
Total miles: 10
Total time: 6:00

Sunday, December 16, 2018

A Windy Mount Monroe


Summit: Mount Monroe (5,372')
Trail route: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, then straight up to the summit
Trail conditions: Trail was well packed with minor drifting above treeline
Weather: Cold with temps in the 20's, strong winds above treeline and incoming high clouds
Total miles: 5.4
Total time: 5:00

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hancocks in December


Summits: Mount Hancock (4,420'), South Hancock (4,319')
Trail route: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Trail conditions: Trail was well packed and solid with some minor drifting across the ridge along with some frozen bend-overs
Weather: Cold with temps in the teens and 20's slight breeze on the summit, blue sky and sunshine
Total miles: 9.8
Total time: 5:45

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Flume and Liberty for #287 and #288


Summits: Mount Flume (4,328'), Mount Liberty (4,459')
Trail route: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail
Trail conditions: Trails were broke out with loose, unconsolidated snow
Weather: Cool with temps in the 20's and 30's, blue sky and sunshine with a spectacular undercast
Total miles: 10
Total time: 7:30