Local Hiking

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Training Hike: Mt Monadnock

Via the White Dot Trail. Trailhead: 1030. Summit: 1145. Car: 1300. The forecast put the chances of a t-storm at a flip of a coin. I’ve hiked that bad Larry in a tropical storm before, so what’s a little thunder? OK, I’m crazy, but not stupid. Our aim from moment one was to be off the mountain, or at least well down from the summit, by 1300. We did well […]

Shakeout Hike: Pack and North Pack Monadnock

Pack and North Pack Monadnock, via the Wapack Trail. Temple, NH.  75 dF, mostly sunny, light breeze.  3.7 miles; approximately 1 hour 45 minutes one-way.  Pack and North Pack with a new Pack. Last week’s trip to Eisenhower had a lingering effect. I’d fallen into a spruce trap and tweaked something in my foot. Not being one to slow down for something as trifling as a sports injury, I decided […]

Training Hike: Grand Monadnock

A beautiful day. Mt Monadnock, Jaffrey, NH. 2018-04-26. (Thursday) Via White Dot trail, and White Cross trail. Approx 4 miles. Mix of clouds and sun. Winds at the summit were in the 20-30 MPH range. 3 hours.  It was a nice day out. The snows are in major retreat all over — basically, this means the snowy areas are limited to the shady spots on the higher elevations. Microspikes are […]

Quick Hike: Pack Monadnock

Up via Wapack, down via Marion Davis. Partly cloudy, temps in the mid-50s. It was a lovely day to be outside. Weather was very temperate, and the trails were mostly clear. I made it a little over halfway up Wapack trail without ‘spikes on my boots, but at a point, there was section of the trail that was entirely ice, about 75-ish feet long, and if that wasn’t enough, water […]