Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Gridding Out November on Mount Isolation


Summit: Mount Isolation
Trail route: Rocky Branch Trail, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Iso Express
Trail conditions: Dry trail to start quickly getting into snow, lots of wet sections, mud, and some sections of ice 
Weather: Cool with sunshine and blue sky
Total miles: 12
Total time:  9:14

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Mount Shaw


Summit: Mount Shaw
Trail route: Mt Shaw Trail, Black Snout Trail, Italian Trail
Trail conditions: Dry with some wet and muddy sections, 
Weather: Cool start, cold and windy on the summit, with sunny start and cloudy finish
Total miles: 7.2
Total time:  4:44

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Loop Hike on Smarts Mountain


Summit: Smarts Mountain
Trail route: Up Lambert Trail, Down Ranger Trail
Trail conditions: Dry with wet and muddy sections
Weather: Warm and sunny with hazy sky
Total miles: 7.8
Total time:  5.28

Saturday, November 6, 2021

A Preview of Winter on Washington and Jefferson


Summits: Mount Washington (6,288'), Mount Jefferson (5,716')
Trail route: Up beside Cog Railway, Gulfside Trail, Jewel Trail
Trail conditions: Dry, frozen ground to start with snow and ice at higher elevations
Weather: Cold and sunny with lots of blue sky
Total miles: 10.7
Total time:  10:15

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Mount Kearsarge (South)


Summit: Mount Kearsarge (south) (2,935')
Trail route: Winslow Trail, Barlow Trail
Trail conditions: Mostly dry with some muddy sections
Weather: Cold and sunny with a few clouds, a cold wind on the summit
Total miles: 2.7
Total time:  2:15