Sometimes you think you’re only booking miles. And then you get home, let it ruminate for a bit, and realize there was a lot more.
Sometimes you look up and see clouds. You hike up, and see something more.
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 is from the hike I did in January, where the views were short, but hey, that’s how things go sometimes. It was a good outing nonetheless, proving Kinsman Ridge is a great hike just about any time.
Sometimes you get what you want. And sometimes you don’t, but you get something unexpected. It’s all good.
Cannon doesn’t let up until you’re at the summit. There’s a difference between knowing, and being in the thick of it.
Where to start? A 3 mile hike, on easy grades along logging roads. Great views of the Franconias. Sign me up!
Mt Wolf, from Kinsman Notch, is hard. But while hiking that bit of the Kinsman Ridge trail, you’ll find that the water at Eliza Brook is ice cold and delicious.
North and South Kinsman offer great views, an easy ascent, and a quick and painless traverse across the col. What’s not to like?
A point-to-point journey across one of the hardest miles on the New Hampshire section of the Appalachian Trail. But as always, “the trail provides.”
And then, there were none! North and South Kinsman Mountain (4,293 and 4,658 feet, respectively), Cannon Mountain (4,100 feet). Franconia, NH. With a crossing over the Cannonballs. 60 dF at trailhead, approx 70 dF at summits. Cloudy to start, giving way to mostly sunny skies and 20-30 miles visibility. Very windy at Cannon summit — approximately 25-30 MPH. Via Lonesome Lake, Fishin’ Jimmy, Kinsman Ridge, and Hi-Cannon trails. Trailhead: 0745. […]