The Grid: Cannon

Saturday, October 29, 2022 Start/End: Tramway parking area at Cannon Mtn Miles: 3.72 Elevation Gain/Loss: 2313′ Peaks: Cannon After my Garfield –> Flume traverse, Toby picked me up from Lincoln Woods and we went back to our motel. I dropped him off, refilled my water, and headed over to the tramway parking lot at Cannon … Continue reading The Grid: Cannon

The Grid: Garfield, Franconia Ridge

Saturday, October 29, 2022 Start: Garfield TH Finish: Lincoln Woods TH Miles: 17.77 Elevation Gain/Loss: 6299’/6614′ Peaks: Garfield, North Lafayette, Lafayette, Lincoln, Little Haystack, Liberty, Flume I started out from the Garfield trailhead on Gale River Loop Rd with Toby right around 7:15am. We methodically hiked together up toward the summit of Garfield, with Toby … Continue reading The Grid: Garfield, Franconia Ridge

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