Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Loop Hike to Caribou Mountain

Summits: Caribou Mountain (2,850')
Trail route: Mud Brook Trail, Caribou Trail 
Trail conditions: Dry with some insignificant wet and muddy sections  
Weather: Warm and slightly humid, a nice breeze on the summit
Total miles: 6.5
Total time:  4:08

Saturday, July 23, 2022

A No-Summit Presidential Traverse

Summits:  None 
Trail route: Valley Way, Gulfside Trail, Westside Trail, Crawford Path, Crawford Connector
Trail conditions: Mostly dry with a few patches of mud and wetness
Weather: Cool start (briefly), then warm, cooling wind above treeline, hot and muggy on the final descent, lots of sunshine all day
Total miles: 18
Total time:  15:30

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Wandering Around the Wild River Wilderness

Summits:  None 
Trail route: Basin Trail, Black Angel Trail, Wild River Trail
Trail conditions: Mostly dry with a few patches of mud and wetness, low water on crossings with some completely dry 
Weather: Cool start then warming up with a mix of clouds and sunshine
Total miles: 7.3
Total time:  5:25

Saturday, July 9, 2022

A Zealand/Bonds Traverse to Grid Out July

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 warming up with comfortable temps throughout the hike with lots of blue sky and sunshine
Total miles: 19.5
Total time:  11:00

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Lafayette and Lincoln on a Holiday Weekend

Summit: Mount Lafayette (5,260'), Mount Lincoln (5,089')
Trail route: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail
Trail conditions: Dry trails with minor wet areas
Weather: Warm sunshine, cool and windy on the summits
Total miles: 8.8
Total time: 6:34