Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday on the Wildcats

Summit: Wildcat D (4,062'), Wildcat A (4,422')
Trail route: Polecat Ski Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Trail conditions: Groomed ski trail, loosely packed soft snow across the ridge, solid to soft snow on 19MBT  
Weather: Cool, comfortable temps, sunshine and a cloudless deep blue sky
Total miles: 9.2
Total time:  7:15

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Whiteface But Not Passaconaway

Summit: Mount Whiteface (4,020')
Trail route: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail
Trail conditions: A couple inches of fresh snow to over a foot plus of unbroken snow at higher elevations
Weather: Cold temps to start and wind at higher elevations to warm afternoon temps
Total miles: 10
Total time:  7:52

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Lafayette and Lincoln to Complete the Winter 48

Summit: Mount Lafayette (5,260'), Mount Lincoln (5,089')
Trail route: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail
Trail conditions: Soft packed snow to unconsolidated snow
Weather: Cold temps and windy, frigid windchills across the ridge
Total miles: 8.8
Total time: 6:45

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A Hike to Zealand for Winter #46

Summit: Zealand Mountain (4,260')
Trail route: Zealand Road, Zealand Trail, Twinway
Trail conditions: Soft packed snow to unconsolidated snow 
Weather: Cold temps to start then warming into the 30's, sunshine early with afternoon thin cloud cover
Total miles: 18.8
Total time: 9:45

Saturday, March 9, 2019

A Perfect Winter Hike to Mount Moosilauke

Summit: Mount Moosilauke (4,802')
Trail route: Ravine Lodge Road, Gorge Brook Trail, Carriage Road, Snapper Trail
Trail conditions: Ravine Lodge Road is plowed but gate is closed, hard packed trail and loose packed trail, wind blown above treeline with some rock exposure at summit
Weather: Cold with some wind below treeline to a steady wind at the summit, clear blue cloudless sky with lots of sunshine
Total miles: 10.5
Total time: 6:44

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Winter Hike to Owl's Head for W45

Summit: Owl's Head (4,025')
Trail route: Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Trail, Black Pond Bushwhack, Lincoln Brook Trail, Brutus Bushwhack
Trail conditions: packed firm snow and packed loose snow
Weather: Cloudy to partly sunny with snow flurries and temps in the 20's
Total miles: ~16.6
Total time: 9:40