Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Spectacular Day for a Zealand/Bonds Traverse

Summits:  Zealand (4,260'), Guyot (4,580'), West Bond (4,540'), Mount Bond (4,698'), Bondcliff (4,265') 
Trail route:  Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zeacliff Spur, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail 
Trail conditions: Mostly dry with a few patches of mud and wetness 
Weather: Cool start quickly warming with comfortable temps throughout the hike with sunshine and cumulus clouds
Total miles: 19.7
Total time:  11:15

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Triple Summit Hike to Crawford and Stairs and Resolution

Summit: Mount Crawford (3,119'), Stairs Mountain (3,463'), Mount Resolution (3,400')
Trail route: Davis Path, Mt Parker Trail
Trail conditions: Dry trail
Weather: Warm to hot, a breezy wind with sunshine and cumulus clouds
Total miles: 10
Total time:  6:55

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

A Hike to Eastman Mountain

Summit: Eastman Mountain (2,939')
Trail route: Baldface Circle Trail, Slippery Brook Trail, Eastman Mountain Trail 
Trail conditions: Dry trail, some insignificant mud easy to avoid
Weather: Warm day with sunshine and cumulus clouds
Total miles: 8.4
Total time:  4:44

Saturday, May 29, 2021

A Hike to North Isolation and Mount Isolation

Summits: North Isolation (4,293')Mount Isolation (4,003')
Trail route: Glen Boulder Trail, Davis Path, Mt Isolation spur, Isolation Trail, Rocky Branch Trail
Trail conditions: Dry trail, wet trail, muddy sections and couple of insignificant patches of snow
Weather: Cool morning temps with sub-freezing wind chills above treeline, cloudy with periods of sun showing through the cloud cover
Total miles: 13.2
Total time:  9:34

Monday, May 24, 2021

Monday Morning on the Tripyramids

Summits: North Tripyramid (4,180'), Middle Tripyramid  (4,140')
Trail route: Pine Bend Brook Trail
Trail conditions: Dry, some occasional mud
Weather: Cool morning temps, clear blue sky and full sunshine
Total miles: 9.6
Total time:  6:08