Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Mount Jefferson on a Beautiful Winter Day


Summit: Mount Jefferson (5,712')
Trail route: Up beside the Cog Railway, Gulfside Trail and back down Jewel Trail
Trail conditions: Up beside the Cog was loose snow, packed snow, crust and ice while the Gulfside Trail included loose snow, thin cover exposed rocks, crust and ice then very loose and sections of deep snow on the Jewel Trail
Weather: Cold and no wind below treeline to a cold biting wind above treeline with sunshine, blue sky and wispy high clouds
Total miles: 9.3
Total time: 7:54

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Winter Hike to Mount Garfield


Summits: Mount Garfield (4,500')
Trail route: Crawford Path
Trail conditions: Hard packed and soft packed trail with an unbroken section to the summit
Weather: High, thin cloud cover and cold temps
Total miles: 12.4 RT
Total time:  6:25

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Epic Winter Hike to Mount Eisenhower


Summits: Mount Pierce (4,310'), Mount Eisenhower (4,780')
Trail route: Crawford Path
Trail conditions: Hard packed and soft packed trail
Weather: Clear sky and sunshine with cold temps, calm wind, slight wind below the summit and no wind on the summit of Mount Eisenhower
Total miles: 9.5
Total time:  6:34

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Cold and Windy on Cannon Mountain


Summit: Cannon Mountain (4,100')
Trail route: Kinsman Ridge Trail
Trail conditions: Hard packed, frozen, solid trail
Weather: Clear sky and sunshine with cold temps, calm wind to start and steady, frigid wind at the summit
Total miles: 4.2 RT
Total time:  2:49

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Back to WTF for February


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 with a couple inches of fresh overnight snow
Weather: Cold temps, calm wind, cloudy with snow
Total miles: 10
Total time:  7:25