Jefferson pains me. On the one hand, it has some stunning views. On the other hand, it’s frustratingly cumbersome to get to the top.
Sometimes you don’t know whether you liked something or not, until you’ve had some time to think. And yet, you know everything was fine.
A hike up Cannon. Can a butterfly’s wings defeat a crazy steep trail? What about two?
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 […]
Cabot’s summit is viewless, but if you look around, there’s plenty to see. But what about Unknown Pond, in the fog?
Sometimes, the trail manifests in curious ways. I’d had a great time last winter, but what about that witch I heard about?
It’s not a scenic trail. There’s history. But why hike here? What’s the draw?
This turned out to be a fair bit longer a trip than I expected. On the whole, this wasn’t a bad thing.
Two years ago, I hiked out to Thoreau Falls from the west, along Ethan Pond trail. Now, let’s see what the eastern half looks like…
East Pond and it’s little sibling are two hidden gems.
A hike on the Sawyer River Trail has no sweeping vistas, but the serenity from being out in the woods is every bit as huge.
Where to start? A 3 mile hike, on easy grades along logging roads. Great views of the Franconias. Sign me up!