Trip Report: Trouble bruin near Franconia Brook? 

Franconia Brook Trail, Lincoln, NH. 2022-08-12 (Friday.) Via Lincoln Woods, and Franconia Brook Trails. About a dozen miles round-trip. 64 degrees, cloudy. It felt colder out than I’d have preferred.  More than one wants to bear?  I’d planned on circumnavigating Owl’s Head for awhile. Work had been a bear lately, and so with enough time off to do so, I decided to hike up from Lincoln Woods, spend the night […]

Trip Report: When is the right time to hike Mt Whiteface via McCrillis? 

Whiteface Mountain (4,020 feet). Sandwich, NH. 2022-06-07 (Tuesday.) Via Flat Mountain Pond, McCrillis, and Rollins trails. 12 miles round-trip. (Includes a “quick” jaunt down Kate Sleeper trail to Downes Brook trail as an add-on.) Approx 3,200 feet elevation gain, not including the 600-odd feet on Kate Sleeper.  Temps were warm, in the mid-70s. Winds were noticeable in the trees at about halfway up, a refreshing light breeze on the exposed […]