Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Out and Back to Liberty and Flume


Summits: Mount Liberty (4,459'), Mount Flume (4,328')
Trail route: Liberty Springs Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail 
Trail conditions: Liberty Springs was packed, Franconia Ridge Trail had a packed base with loose snow on top
Weather: Cold wind with temps in the teens and 20's, sunshine
Total miles: 8.8
Total time:  6:30

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Prime Trail Conditions to Mount Isolation


Summit: Mount Isolation (4,003')
Trail route: Rocky Branch Trail, Engine Hill bushwhack, Isolation Trail, Davis Path, Mt Isolation spur
Trail conditions: Well packed solid trails
Weather: Cold temps and cloudy sky with very light frozen precipitation on the summit
Total miles: 12.5
Total time:  7 hours

Sunday, January 10, 2021

A Windy Hike on Some Presidential Summits


Summits: Mount Washington (6,288'), Mount Monroe (5,372'), Mount Eisenhower (4,780')
Trail route: Along the Cog Railway, Trinity Heights Connector, Crawford Path, Edmands Path, Mt Clinton Road walk
Trail conditions: Thin snow cover, rocky, some ice
Weather: Temps in the 20's, partly cloudy 
Total miles: 11
Total time:  8:30

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Kinsmans For The First Hike of 2021


Summits: North Kinsman (4,293'), South Kinsman (4,358')
Trail route: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Trail conditions: A thin covering of snow to several inches of unconsolidated snow at higher elevations with occasional ice under the snow
Weather: Temps in the 20's, partly cloudy 
Total miles: 10
Total time:  6:40

Sunday, December 27, 2020

A Hike to Mount Garfield After the Rain


Summit: Mount Garfield (4,500')
Trail route: Gale River Loop Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Trail conditions: Thin snow cover to start with a variety of conditions including water, mud, ice and frozen snow
Weather: Cold and cloudy, very cold and windy on the summit
Total miles: 12.4 
Total time:  6:40