Monthly Archives: October 2018

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Trip report: Welch-Dickey

Legendary views from legendary ledges! Welch Mountain, 2,605 ft; Dickey Mountain, 2,734 feet. Thornton/Waterville Valley, NH. 2018-10-25. Via Welch-Dickey Loop Trail. Approx. 4.4 miles.  29 degrees, light breeze. Cloudy with a descending ceiling. Occasional light glaze of ice on the trail. It’s a classic. An easy loop that’s admired by so many. And when you’re in the thick of it, you know why. There’s nothing hard about this 4 mile […]

Trip Report: Mt Cardigan, Firescrew Mountain

Two with a view! Mt Cardigan, 3,155 ft; Firescrew Mountain, 3,040 feet. Cardigan State Park, Alexandria, NH. 2018-10-18. Via Manning Trail, Mowglis Trail, Clark Trail, Cathedral Forest (Holt-Clark Cutoff) Trail, Holt Trail. Approx. 5 miles.  Trailhead: 1400. Firescrew Summit: 1540. Cardigan Summit: 1600. Car: 1745.  Sunny, approx 20 MPH winds at summit, with moderate clouds. Essentially limitless visibility. A light dusting of snow, and in the shady bits, some light […]

Trip Report: Mt Liberty, and Mt Flume

A perfect day for two! Mt Liberty and Mt Flume, Lincoln, NH. 2018-10-10. (Wednesday) Via Whitehouse Trail, Liberty Springs Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail. Approx 8.7 miles. 60 dF +/- at the trailhead, 70 at the summit. Clouds giving way to partial sunshine. Wind at summit was 2-4 knots. Just enough to keep the humidity in abeyance. Trailhead: 0900; Liberty Summit: 1145; Flume Summit: 1300; Liberty Summit redux: 1400;  back at […]