For many, the Presidential Range is the Appalachian Trail section most synonymous with New Hampshire, which makes the Franconia Ridge Trail hike from Mt. Liberty to Mt. Lafayette a second fiddle with a marvelous tune. With two mountains over 5,000 feet, the option to summit 4,459-foot Mt. Liberty, and 4,500-foot Mt. Garfield likely also on the docket, this stretch will have hikers crashing and burning by day’s end. Read More
Franconia Notch offers some of the best hiking in New Hampshire. Read these reviews to plan your next White Mountain adventure.
After shaking a case of trail trail déjà vu, it was back onto the New Hampshire Appalachian Trail for another wild adventure. Unfortunately the trek once again didn’t go as planned. Yet another lesson learned in the perils of section hiking an AT state in sections. Read More
Let’s first make one thing clear: Flume Gorge is a bonafide nature walk, not a hike. Hiking requires a trail that’s not navigable by a golf cart with at least the threat of breaking a sweat. Not to mention the optional shuttle bus, which shortens the “trek” to .7 of a mile round trip, is an automatic disqualification. As far as nature walk’s go, Flume Gorge is exceptional. Read More
It was nine degrees in the Lafayette Place parking lot and the car was getting blasted by wind. At a little past seven on a February morning, I had a good mind to retreat home to the warmth of my down comforter. Fortunately, common sense was in short supply. Read More