Swan Song, Take Two

Saturday, August 20, 2022 Start/Finish: Appalachia Trailhead Miles: 27.6 Gain/loss: 15,118′ Start time: 4:16am End time: 11:02pm Total time: 18:46 After a restless night sleeping in my car listening to a mouse chew on food wrappers, I was awake for good at 3:30am and at the trailhead by 4am. The trailhead itself was completely full, … Continue reading Swan Song, Take Two

May Grid: Moosilauke

May 22, 2022 Start/finish: Moosilauke Ravine Lodge Mileage: 6.7 Elevation gain: 1969′ I rose early to get an early 6am start, set on getting home on the earlier side and also beating the incoming thunderstorms. I didn’t want to mix above treeline travel and potential lightening. I was the first parked car, and enjoyed my … Continue reading May Grid: Moosilauke

May Grid: Hancocks

May 21, 2022 Start/finish: Hancock lookout Mileage: 9.16 Elevation gain: 2749′ After lunch, I headed over to the Hancock lookout around 2:30 and easily found a parking spot. I suited up and headed out. As I hiked along, the trail became progressively more muddy and wet; the stream crossing were all moderate, and easy enough … Continue reading May Grid: Hancocks

May Grid: Owls Head

May 21, 2022 Start/finish: Lincoln Woods Mileage: 15.38 Elevation gain: 3186′ After rising early, I headed out from Lincoln Woods. I took the left for Black Pond and then followed the bushwhack to cut down on the creek crossings, since water was running well. Once I intersected with the trail again, the mud and damp … Continue reading May Grid: Owls Head

May Grid: Osceolas

May 20, 2022 Start/finish: Greeley Pond trailhead Miles: 6.83 Gain: 3166′ Strava I headed out from the trailhead right around 4pm. I wasn’t sure if Tripoli Rd was open yet and I didn’t want to drive the ~30 minutes to find it closed so I went from this side, even though I dislike the approach. … Continue reading May Grid: Osceolas