The Grid: Tecumseh

Thursday, November 18, 2021 Start/end: Waterville Valley Ski Area Miles: 4.72 Elevation gain/loss: 2310′ I started from the trailhead around 8pm, navigating by headlamp. It was lightly raining, and continued to lightly rain for my entire 2-hour hike. Around 2500′, the rocks were starting to accumulate some ice, though I was able to avoid most … Continue reading The Grid: Tecumseh

Cohos Trail day 7

Friday, October 8, 2021 Start: B & M ski shelter End: Davis Path trailhead/Rt-302 Miles: 21.61 Elevation gain/loss: 6690’/7500′ Mountains Climbed: just shy of Eisenhower, Isolation, Davis, Stairs, Resolution, Crawford After a bit of a restless night with odd dreams and nightmares about bears and ATV riders, I was awake an hour before sunrise at … Continue reading Cohos Trail day 7

Cohos Trail day 6

Thursday, October 7, 2021 Start: stealth site near Starr King summit End: B & M ski shelter Miles: 26.65 Elevation gain/loss: 3278’/5269′ Mountains climbed: Owl’s Head, Martha, Cherry I was up at 5:45am and decided to pack up. I was on trail by 6:40am. It wasn’t too cold, perhaps around 45-50 degrees, and I happily … Continue reading Cohos Trail day 6

Cohos Trail day 5

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 Start: Percy Rd Lodge & Campground End: stealth site near Starr King summit Miles: 24.72 Elevation gain/loss: 8448’/5587′ Mountains Climbed: Rodger’s Ledge, The bulge, Cabot, Terrace, Weeks, Middle Weeks, South Weeks, Waumbek, Starr King After getting to bed around 8:45pm last night, I was awake at 5:45 and on trail by … Continue reading Cohos Trail day 5

Cohos Trail day 3

Monday, October 4, 2021 Start: Coleman State Park Campground End: Baldhead lean-to Miles: 18.32 Elevation gain/loss: 4925’/4173′ Mountains climbed: Tumble Dick Mountain, Mud Pond Ridge, Sanguinary Mountain, Table Rock, and Baldhead Mountain I tossed and turned starting around 3-4am, but stayed in the lusciously soft bed until 6am. I didn’t want to start until dawn … Continue reading Cohos Trail day 3

Cohos Trail day 2

Sunday, October 3, 2021 Start: Young’s Store/Rt 3 End: Coleman State Park Campground Miles: 24.2 Elevation gain/loss: 2756’/2090′ I started from the Rt 3 trailhead at 7:45am. Toby dropped me off before he started heading towards home. The first section was ATV road, followed by dirt road, then more ATV road, followed by even more … Continue reading Cohos Trail day 2