Tag: hiking

Sabbaday Falls, 2/5/23

Location: Sabbaday Falls, Kancamagus Highway, White Mountains, NH (Albany, NH)

Date: 02/05/23

Sabbaday Falls on the Kancamagus Highway (and one of the Pemigewasset Overlook). Glad we held off a day. 🙂 Around 20 degrees, which puts it 30-40 degrees warmer than it was yesterday.

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1/31/23 Hiking Down Quechee Gorge

Location: Quechee, Vermont

Date: 01/31/23

This certainly isn’t a long or arduous hike: maybe a mile overall, more if you explore some of the other trails here. The hike down to the bottom of the gorge is around a half-mile, and just over 150 feet down. The trail runs along the river, and there is a fence protecting you from a fall (which will likely be lethal). Well traveled on weekends in the winter (I would imagine… I had the place to myself on a Tuesday, but it was cold), and pretty icy.

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Owl Head Mountain, 1/24/23

Location: Peacham, Vermont

Date: 01/24/23

First real snow of the season, in the form of three storms over the course of a week. This was shortly after the second, which dumped around 10 inches in the area.

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Ripley Falls Winter Hiking, 04/06/22

Location: Hart’s Location, NH

Date: 4/6/22

They list it as a moderate hike, but honestly, there isn’t much in the way of difficulty here. It’s probably best to avoid it after a snowfall, as a section of it runs right along a steep ridge (the AllTrails comment about a ski pole going right through and finding air gave me some pause). Very short – one mile out and back – but the falls definitely makes it worth it. The whole area out on the Crawford Notch Rd. (before you hit Attitash) is gorgeous, with many trails and trailheads.

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Hiking the Flume Gorge, 3/26/22

Location: Lincoln, NH

Date: 3/26/22

Heavily trafficked in the summer (and fairly expensive to get in), the Flume Gorge is incredible in the winter. Definitely a must-hit if you find yourself in the Franconia corridor in the winter (crampons are a must, however). A bit late in the season, but the snow pack was still lighter than it usually is in late March.

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Mt. Willard Winter Hike, 3/22/22

Location: Carroll, NH

Date: 3/22/22

Mt. Willard is always a great hike, summer or winter. The overlook/payoff is amazing, especially in the winter.

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White House Trail, Winter Hiking – 03/09/22

Location: Lincoln, NH

Date: 3/9/22

A very short and easy trail that is probably mostly used as a starting point for other trails. Still, a nice walk in the woods, although it is fairly heavily trafficked on the weekends. You can access this just north of the Flume Gorge at the Liberty Springs Trailhead parking lot. For a bit of a loop, hike the length of the trail and take a right at the end of it to hike the bike path back to the parking lot (not the best idea on a weekend – snowmobiles abound!).

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Foliage from Wright’s Mountain, Bradford, Vermont (10/6/21)

Wright’s Mountain offers a short 1.6 mile out and back hike with a great overlook of the valley. Elevation here is 360 ft. There were families at the summit, so I killed the video just before reaching it. The final sweep of the valley isn’t great (note to me next time: remove the camera from the harness and sweep by hand), but check out the stills for how impressive the view is, particularly during foliage.

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Kinder Memorial Forest Castello Trail, Woodsville, New Hampshire 9/15/21

A mellow, 1.8 mile low-traffic trail that is worth checking out. A bit surprising considering that the high point is a power corridor, but it is actually a nice, easy hike. There are two loops, and a fair amount of info regarding trees, etc. along the way.

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