Last week was a struggle to break trail to 3,600 feet. Today, with a lovely monorail, a far easier ascent… and victory!
Garfield Mountain (4,500 feet). Franconia, NH. 2021-02-04 (Thursday.) Via Garfield Trail. 26 dF at the trailhead. Winds were negligible in the trees. Cloudy throughout. Trailhead: 1015. Turnaround: 1400. Car: 1630. Approx 30 minute road walk. There was a snowstorm. Expectations were low. So there was hiking. But no summit was attained. Never mind, there were clouds everywhere, too. One thing I’ll say is that there was no shortage of winter […]
A pretty peak, on a pretty day. Mt Garfield, Franconia, NH. 2018-04-21. (Saturday) Via Garfield trail, and the Garfield Ridge trail. Approx 12.5 miles. 40 dF +/- at the trailhead, 45 dF at the summit, with approx 10-15 MPH winds. Mix of clouds and sun. Trailhead: 0945; Summit: 1310; back at car: 1630. (6.75 hours.) As I started down from the summit, it struck me that I’d have been really […]