2011 Hiking Log

This year's distance hiked: 299.50 miles (9.08 miles average)
This year's elevation gained: 84195.00 feet (2551.36 feet average)

Dec 04, 2011 : Mt. Jackson and Webster

Major peaks:Jackson, Webster
Trails:Webster-Jackson, Webster Cliff, Webster-Jackson
Distance:6.5 miles
Elevation gain:2876 feet

Nov 26, 2011 : Cannon

Major peaks:Cannon
Trails:Lonesome Lake, Hi-Cannon, Kinsman Ridge, Lonesome Lake
Distance:5.88 miles
Elevation gain:2518 feet

Nov 13, 2011 : Owl's Head

Major peaks:Owl's Head
Trails:Lincoln Woods, Black Pond, Lincoln Brook, Owl's Head Path, Lincoln Brook, Franconia Brook
Distance:18.04 miles
Elevation gain:3368 feet

Scouting trip for winter attempt.

Oct 16, 2011 : Sandwich Dome

Major peaks:Sandwich Dome
Trails:Guinea Pond, Black Mountain Pond, Mary Cary Falls Spur, Algonquin, Bennett Street
Distance:13.24 miles
Elevation gain:3571 feet

Oct 08, 2011 : Galehead and South Twin

Major peaks:Galehead, South Twin
Trails:Gale River, Garfield Ridge, Frost, Twinway
Distance:12.2 miles
Elevation gain:3884 feet

Sep 17, 2011 : Chocorua

Major peaks:Chocorua
Trails:Liberty, Brook, Bee Line, Bolles
Distance:8.06 miles
Elevation gain:2675 feet
People:Lon, Rik

Sep 03, 2011 : Grinnell Glacier

Trails:Grinnell Glacier
Distance:6.1 miles
Elevation gain:1840 feet
People:Lon, Sarah

Glacier NP; took the boats on the way in but Lon and I ran the way back to beat the boat

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Sep 02, 2011 : Logan Pass

Trails:Hidden Lake
Distance:1.5 miles
Elevation gain:568 feet
People:Linda, Lon, Sarah

Glacier NP

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Sep 02, 2011 : Logan Pass

Distance:1.68 miles
Elevation gain:705 feet
People:Linda, Lon, Sarah

Glacier NP. We wanted to do the whole Highline trail, but it was closed due to rockfall in the middle so we only did a little bit of it. It hailed on us while we waited.

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Sep 01, 2011 : Apikuni Falls

Trails:Apikuni Falls
Distance:1.7 miles
Elevation gain:625 feet
People:Linda, Lon, Sarah

Glacier NP

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Aug 28, 2011 - Aug 31, 2011 : Glacier NP Backpack

Major peaks:Boulder Peak
Trails:Boulder Pass
Distance:31.6 miles
Elevation gain:5500 feet
People:Linda, Lon

Glacier NP. We backpacked from Kintla Lake to Waterton Lake. From there we took a boat into Canada where Sarah picked us up. She wasn’t yet sure of her long distance backpacking abilities. We also hiked off trail to the summit of Boulder Peak.

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Aug 20, 2011 : Franconia Ridge Loop

Major peaks:Lafayette, Lincoln, Little Haystack
Trails:Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf, Franconia Ridge, Falling Waters
Distance:8.9 miles
Elevation gain:4154 feet
People:Linda, Lon

Jul 30, 2011 - Jul 31, 2011 : 13 Falls

Trails:Lincoln Woods, Franconia Brook, Lincoln Brook, Franconia Brook, Lincoln Woods
Distance:19.63 miles
Elevation gain:2765 feet

Backpack to 13 Falls. Lincoln Brook is very bad. Saw a moose near the height of land.

Jul 17, 2011 : Great Gully

Major peaks:Adams, Madison
Trails:Air Line, Short Line, Randolph Path, Short Line, King Ravine, Great Gully, Lowe's Path, Air Line, Gulfside, Osgood, Watson Path, Pine Link, Air Line Cutoff, Airline
Distance:10.75 miles
Elevation gain:5541 feet

King Ravine is spectacular.

Jul 01, 2011 : Tripyramids Loop

Major peaks:North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid
Trails:Livermore, Greely Ponds, Flume Brook, Old Skidder, Livermore, Scaur Ridge, Pine Bend, Mt. Tripyramid, Livermore
Distance:13.26 miles
Elevation gain:3823 feet

Jun 26, 2011 : Monadnock

Major peaks:Monadnock

Jun 17, 2011 : Mirror Lake

Trails:Mirror Lake
Distance:2 miles
Elevation gain:100 feet

Yosemite NP

Jun 16, 2011 : Yosemite Falls

Trails:Yosemite Falls
Distance:5.8 miles
Elevation gain:3234 feet

Yosemite NP

Jun 04, 2011 : Arethusa Falls

Trails:Arethusa Falls, Bemis Brook, Arethusa Falls, Frankenstein Cliffs
Distance:5 miles
Elevation gain:2055 feet

May 29, 2011 : Franconia Ridge Complete

Major peaks:North Lafayette, Lafayette, Lincoln, Little Haystack, Liberty, Flume
Trails:Skookumchuck, Garfield Ridge, Franconia Ridge, Osseo
Distance:15.6 miles
Elevation gain:5179 feet

Started at 2am to see sunrise, but it was cloudy. Very fast. We didn’t see any people until just before the summit of Flume.

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May 07, 2011 - May 08, 2011 : Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway

Trails:White Dot, White Cross, White Dot, Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway
Distance:14.8 miles
People:Linda, Lon

Backpack from Monadnock to Nelson. Very buggy.

Apr 30, 2011 : Moat Traverse

Major peaks:South Moat, Middle Moat, North Moat
Trails:Moat Mountain
Distance:10.4 miles
Elevation gain:4053 feet

No snow on southern faces. This is a great ridge to hike.

Apr 22, 2011 : Monadnock

Major peaks:Monadnock

Apr 10, 2011 : Falling Waters

Trails:Falling Waters
Distance:2.6 miles
Elevation gain:800 feet

Snowshoe to Cloudland Falls

Apr 08, 2011 : Complete Wapack

Major peaks:Watatic, Pratt, New Ipswich, Barrett, Burton, Holt, Pack Monadnock, North Pack Monadnock
Distance:21.6 miles
Elevation gain:4850 feet

Through hike of the Wapack from south to north. Plenty of snow on northern faces of northernmost peaks.

Apr 03, 2011 : Mt. Temple

Major peaks:Temple
Distance:3.8 miles
Elevation gain:850 feet

Mar 26, 2011 : Pack Monadnocks

Major peaks:Pack Monadnock, North Pack Monadnock
Distance:7.6 miles
Elevation gain:2200 feet
People:Linda, Lon

Mar 19, 2011 : Mt. Garfield and Galehead

Major peaks:Garfield, Galehead
Trails:Garfield, Garfield Ridge, Frost, Garfield Ridge, Gale River
Distance:15.3 miles
Elevation gain:4189 feet

Long snowshoe with the road closings for winter.

Mar 12, 2011 : Greely Ponds

Trails:Greely Ponds Trail
Distance:4.4 miles
Elevation gain:450 feet

Showshoe to southern pond.

Feb 17, 2011 : Mt. Washington

Major peaks:Washington
Trails:Ammonoosuc, Crawford Path
Distance:7.34 miles
Elevation gain:3528 feet

Tim turned south to pick up some southern Presidentials for his winter list, while I saw how great the weather was and went for Washington by myself. It was a perfect winter day for a hike. I should have also gone for Monroe, but decided against it.

Feb 12, 2011 : Mt. Pierce

Major peaks:Crawford Connector, Crawford Path, Webster Cliff, Crawford Path, Mitzpah Cutoff
Distance:7.62 miles
Elevation gain:2938 feet

Attempted to go for Jackson too, but spruce traps

Jan 22, 2011 : Mt. Whiteface

Major peaks:Whiteface
Trails:Blueberry Ledge, Rollins, Dicey's Mill
Distance:9.8 miles
Elevation gain:3356 feet

Deep unbroken trail much of the way. I skipped out on Passaconaway due to spending so much energy getting up the loose Blueberry Ledges. Tim went for it.

Jan 09, 2011 : Mt. Cube

Major peaks:Cube
Trails:Mount Cube
Distance:6.8 miles
Elevation gain:2000 feet

Having finished two rounds of 4000’ers, I decided I could go hike something not on a list. This is where we ended up. Easy hike, but lots of wind.