Current Conditions

View from the outlooks on the ridge, Appalachian Trail Greetings from New Jersey! As some of you may know we usually post trail conditions from the White Mountains in New Hampshire, but for the next couple of weeks I am working down at the Mohican Outdoor Center in Blairstown, NJ and am able to go…

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The Pine Mountain Trail from Gorham, NH was reopened in the 1990s to restore an abandoned section of the Pine Link Trail that once linked an old route of the Appalachian Trail (AT) with the Northern Presidentials. The trail is now designated with yellow and orange blazes, but you can still see some of the…

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I recently visited the 100 Mile Wilderness in Maine and was able to discover many of the nearby trails. Although I didn’t have the best weather I was still able to get some great views! The pictures above and below are from Third Mountain (elv. 2,061′). There is a trail that starts from Gorman Chairback or you can also access the…

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During my recent stay at the Maine Wilderness Lodges I kept hearing about the “Grand Canyon of Maine”. Gulf Hagas is a beautiful feature in the 100 Mile Wilderness, and is one of the Top 10 Fall Hikes in Maine. There are two access points to the gulf, both of which are off of the…

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Lonesome Lake Hut, elevation 2,760 feet, in Franconia Notch makes for a great basecamp to hike the nearby 4,000 foot peaks, and access for easy day and nature hikes. The trail to Lonesome Lake is an easy 1.6 mile hike starting at Lafayette parking area ascending 950 feet which makes this a great destination for…

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With the recent rainy weather this week we have frequently recommended to our visitors to go visit some of the local waterfalls; lucky for us here in the White Mountains we also have some great waterfalls right down the road from the lodge. Crystal Cascades are an easy 0.4 mile hike from the AMC Pinkham…

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The Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire Route 112, opened in 1959 creating a connection between Bath, NH, Interstate 93 and New Hampshire Route 16 in Conway. The road was first paved in 1964 . Locally known as “The Kanc” and pronounced;”Kank-ah-mah-gus.” The Hancocks used to be the most remote and inaccessible peaks in the White Mountains,…

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Signal Ridge Trail to Mt. Carrigain: The End of a Great Adventure Signal Ridge Trail leaves from the recently reconstructed Sawyer River Road. Both these areas were heavily affected by Hurricane Irene in 2011. In the last couple of years the AMC and National Forest have done an excellent job at getting these areas restored…

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Of all the many peaks in the White Mountains, there is one that stands above all others. Yes, Mount Washington is the tallest mountain around; it is also the peak that draws an estimated 50,000 hikers each year. Several routes lead to the summit, each with its own challenges and rewards.The most popular trail is…

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