Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Cold and Windy On WTF

Summits: Willey (4,285'), Tom (4,051'), Field (4,340')
Trail route: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail
Trail conditions: Packed trails to Mount Field then blown in snow and drifting to Mount Willey
Weather: Cold temps, wind, cloudy with snow flurries to steady light snow
Total miles: 10
Total time:  6:04

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Cold Across the Carters

Summits: South Carter (4,430'), Middle Carter (4,610')
Trail route: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Herd Path to Dodge Camp, Road walk back to parking lot
Trail conditions: Well packed Nineteen Mile Brook Trail then loose, soft snow from the Carter Dome Trail onward
Weather: Cold temps, high overcast sky
Total miles: 10.8
Total time:  7:30

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Gridding Out Jackson

Summit: Mount Jackson
Trail route: Webster-Jackson Trail and Jackson Branch
Trail conditions: Well packed trail to the summit from snowshoes, chewed up trail on the way down from groups in microspikes coming up but no postholing
Weather: Frigid temps, bright blue sky and sunshine
Total miles: 5.2 RT
Total time:  3:34

Saturday, January 5, 2019

First Hike of 2019 to Mount Jefferson

Summit: Mount Jefferson (5,712')
Trail route: Jewel Trail, Gulfside Trail, Mt. Jefferson Loop
Trail conditions: There was loose, unconsolidated snow on the lower section of the Jewel Trail with mostly hard pack above treeline and occasional ice and rocks
Weather: Cool temps, calm to light winds, high cloud cover
Total miles: 11
Total time: 8:45