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2013 Hiking Trip Logs

These are trail logs for my hikes in 2013. Here's the main trail log page.

Legend

Text in italics is trail names.
Text in bold italics is trail names for trails which are part of the Appalachian Trail.
Underlined text is mountain peak names.
Bold underlined text is mountain peak names for mountains which are on the Northeast 111 list.
Underlined blue text is mountain peak names for mountains which are on the New England Fifty Finest list.
Underlined green text is mountain peak names for mountains which are on the Catskill 35 list.
A bold U means a turnaround point.


Trips


Mount Hale - White Mountains, New Hampshire - 12 January 2013

Saturday 12 January 2013
Seven Dwarves Trailhead - connector trail - North Twin Summer Trailhead - North Twin Trail - Fire Warden's Trail - Mount Hale U - Fire Warden's Trail - North Twin Trail - North Twin Summer Trailhead - connector trail - Seven Dwarves Trailhead

I climbed Mt. Hale in the Whites by the Fire Warden's Trail. I have been on Hale before, but this was my first time through the beautiful birch forests along the FWT.

For a longer trip report see Rocks on Top.

You can see more pictures here.


Blackhead Mountain - Catskills, New York - 10 February 2013

Sunday 10 February 2013
end of plowed section of Big Hollow Road - Big Hollow Road road walk - Black Dome Mountain Trail - Batavia Kill Trail - Escarpment Trail - Blackhead Mountain - Blackhead Mountain Spur Trail - Black Dome Mountain Trail - Big Hollow Road road walk - end of plowed section of Big Hollow Road

The day after the Storm Nobody hit Connecticut I drove to the Catskills and climbed Blackhead Mountain.

For a longer trip report see The ADKHP fora.

You can see more pictures here.


The Osceolas - White Mountains, New Hampshire - 23 February 2013

Saturday 23 February 2013
Greeley Pond trailhead - Greeley Pond Trail - Mt. Osceola Trail - East Osceola - Mt. Osceola Trail - Mt. Osceola U - Mt. Osceola Trail - East Osceola - Mt. Osceola Trail - Greeley Pond Trail - Greeley Pond trailhead

I hiked East Osceola and Osceola in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, accompanied by four women, Whichway (Melissa), Getawaygirl (Amy), Windy (Wendy), and Trailtrotter (Sue), along with Delilah the dog.

For a longer trip report see Rocks on Top.

You can see more pictures here.


Franconia Loop - White Mountains, New Hampshire - 9 March 2013

Saturday 9 March 2013
Lafayette Campground parking lot - I93 underpass - Old Bridal Path - Falling Waters Trail - Little Haystack Mountain - Franconia Ridge Trail - Mt. Lincoln - Franconia Ridge Trail - Mt. Lafayette - Greenleaf Trail - Greenleaf Hut - Old Bridal Path - I93 underpass - Lafayette Campground parking lot

I hiked across Franconia Ridge on a near perfect day, with Whichway (Melissa), St'eve (Steve), Linda (Linda), and Blue the dog. We were Delilahless this time.

For a longer trip report see Rocks on Top.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


Northeast Cannonball - White Mountains, New Hampshire - (6-)7 April 2013

Saturday 6 April 2013
The Basin - Basin-Cascade Trail - Cascade Brook Trail - Fishin' Jimmy Trail - Lonesome Lake Hut

Sunday 7 April 2013
Lonesome Lake Hut - Fishin' Jimmy Trail - Around the Lake Trail - Lonesome Lake Trail - Kinsman Ridge Trail - Northeast Cannonball U - Kinsman Ridge Trail - Lonesome Lake Trail - Around the Lake Trail - Fishin' Jimmy Trail - Lonesome Lake Hut - Fishin' Jimmy Trail - Cascade Brook Trail - Basin-Cascade Trail - The Basin

I attended my third Fool Scouts' Ball this year. On Sunday I hiked up Northeast Cannonball with a fellow fool.

For a longer trip report see Rocks on Top.

You can see my pictures from the hike here.

You can see my fellow hiker's pictures from both the hike and the ball here.


Sawteeth, Pyramid, and Gothics - Adirondacks, New York - 21 April 2013

Sunday 21 April 2013
Ausable Club - Lake Road - East River Trail - trail confusion U - East River Trail - West River Trail - Beaver Meadow Falls - West River Trail - Lower Ausable Lake - Weld Trail - Rainbow Falls Spur - Rainbow Falls U - Rainbow Falls Spur - Weld Trail - that trail between Sawteeth and Gothics - Sawteeth Mountain U - that trail between Sawteeth and Gothics - Pyramid Mountain - that trail between Sawteeth and Gothics - the Great Range ridge trail - Gothics Mountain - the Great Range ridge trail - that trail from the col between Gothics and Armstrong - West River Trail - Beaver Meadow Falls - West River Trail - East River Trail - Lake Road - Ausable Club

I picked up Sawteeth for the NE111 list and visited some other peaks while I was out there. Pyramid has the best views I've seen so far in the Dacks.

For a longer trip report see The ADKHP fora.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


Windham High Point - Catskills, New York - 5 May 2013

Sunday 5 May 2013
Big Hollow Road trail head - red trail - Escarpment Trail - Burnt Knob - Escarpment Trail - Windham High Point U - Escarpment Trail - Burnt Knob - Escarpment Trail - red trail - Big Hollow Road trail head

I had my birthday hike a few days late this year. The same group as last year came along, and we hiked Windham High Peak in the Catskills.

For a longer trip report see The ADKHP fora.

You can see more pictures here.


Seymour Mountain - Adirondacks, New York - 25-26 May 2013

Saturday 25 May 2013
Ward Brook Trail Head - Ward Brook Trail - Blueberry Leanto - Ward Brook Trail - Seymour Herd Path - Seymour Mountain U - Seymour Herd Path - Ward Brook Trail - Blueberry Leanto

Sunday 26 May 2013
Blueberry Leanto - Ward Brook Trail - Ward Brook Trail Head

I intended to hike the four peaks in the Seward Range in the Adirondacks this weekend, but only ended up hiking one.

For a longer trip report see The ADKHP fora.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


Seward Range - Adirondacks Mountains, New York - 2 June 2013

Sunday 2 June 2013
Ward Brook Trail Head - Ward Brook Trail - horse trail - Calkins Brook Trail - Calkins Brook Herd Path - Seward Range Herd Path - Donaldson Mountain - Seward Range Herd Path - Emmons Mountain U - Seward Range Herd Path - Donaldson Mountain - Seward Range Herd Path - Seward Mountain - Seward Range Herd Path - Ward Brook Trail - Ward Brook Trail Head

I went back to the Seward Range in the and finished what I had started the weekend before.

For a longer trip report see The ADKHP fora.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


Santanonis and Allen - Adirondacks Mountains, New York - 14-16 June 2013

Friday 14 June 2013
DEC Blue Trailhead - DEC Blue Trail - Santanoni Leanto U - DEC Blue Trail - Times Square Herd Path - Herald Square - Santanoni Ridge Herd Path - Panther Peak U - Santanoni Ridge Herd Path - Herald Square - Santanoni Ridge Herd Path - Times Square _ Couchsachraga Spur Herd Path - Couchsachraga Peak U - Times Square _ Santanoni Ridge Herd Path - Herald Square - Times Square Herd Path - DEC Blue Trail - Santanoni Leanto

Saturday 15 June 2013
Santanoni Leanto - DEC Blue Trail - Santanoni Express - Santanoni Ridge Herd Path - Santanoni Peak U - Santanoni Ridge Herd Path - Santanoni Express - DEC Blue Trail - DEC Blue Trailhead - (short drive in car) - DEC Yellow Trailhead - DEC Yellow Trail - ford of Hudson River - DEC Yellow Trail - ford of Opalescent River - DEC Yellow Trail - camp

Sunday 16 June 2013
camp - DEC Yellow Trail - Allen Herd Path - Allen Mountain U - Allen Herd Path - DEC Yellow Trail - ford of Opalescent River - DEC Yellow Trail - ford of Hudson River - DEC Yellow Trail - DEC Yellow Trailhead

I took a couple days off work and hiked the remaining mountains I needed to be in place for my NE111 finish in July.

For a longer trip report see The ADKHP fora.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


Mt. Shaw, Ossipee Range, New Hampshire - 7 July 2013

Sunday 7 July 2013
End of McDuffee Road - McDuffee Road roadwalk - Banana Trail - Big Ball Mountain - Banana Trail - Black Snout Spur - Black Snout Mountain U - Black Snout Spur - Black Snout Trail - Mount Shaw U - Black Snout Trail - Thunderbird Trail U - Thunderbird Trail - Black Snout Trail - Black Snout Spur - Banana Trail - Big Ball Mountain - Banana Trail - McDuffee Road roadwalk - End of McDuffee Road -

I took a break from hiking the Adirondacks and went up Mt. Shaw in the Ossipee Range with my friends Melissa (Whichway) and Mike (Amicus).

For a longer trip report see Rocks on Top.

You can see more pictures from this hike here.


Bear Mountain Trail Magic - Taconic Range, Connecticut - 14 July 2013

Sunday 14 July 2013
Undermountain Trailhead - Undermountain Trail - Appalachian Trail - Bear Mountain - Appalachian Trail - Paradise Lane Trail - Undermountain Trail - Undermountain Trailhead

For the third year in a row Connecticut Valley Atheists, brought trail magic to the summit of Bear Mountain, the Appalachian Trail's highest point in Connecticut.

For a longer trip report see Rocks on Top.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


Esther and Whiteface, Adirondacks, New York - 28 July 2013

Sunday 28 July 2013
Marble Mountain Trailhead - Marble Mountain Trail - Wilmington Trail - Esther Herd Path - Esther Mountain U - Esther Herd Path - Wilmington Trail - Whiteface Mountain U - Wilmington Trail - Marble Mountain Trail - Marble Mountain Trailhead

On this trip I finished two big hiking lists, the Adirondack 46 and the Northeast 111 (which is really 115 peaks).

For a longer trip report see The ADKHP fora.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


Three Hikes in New Mexico - 22, 23, and 25 August 2013

Thursday 22 August 2013
Cerro Grande Trailhead - Cerro Grande Trail - Cerro Grande - short bushwhack - dead forest U - short bushwhack - Cerro Grande - Cerro Grande Trail - Cerro Grande Trailhead

Friday 23 August 2013
Windsor Trailhead - Windsor Trail - Skyline Trail - bushwhack - Penitente Peak - bushwhack - Skyline Trail - loop herd path - Lake Peak - loop herd path - Skyline Trail - Raven Ridge Trail - Windsor Trail - Windsor Trailhead

Sunday 25 August 2013
Trampas Lakes Trailhead - Trampas Lakes Trail - spur paths to and between lakes - East Trampas Lake U - spur paths to and between lakes - West Trampas Lake U - spur paths to and between lakes - Hidden Lake Trail - Hidden Lake U - Hidden Lake Trail - spur paths to and between lakes - West Trampas Lake U - spur paths to and between lakes - East Trampas Lake U - spur paths to and between lakes - Trampas Lakes Trail - Trampas Lakes Trailhead

I spent a week in New Mexico getting to know some of Laura's college friends. While I was there I took three hikes, to Cerro Grande in the Jemez Mountains, Lake Peak in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and the Trampas Lakes in the Sangre de Cristos.

For a longer trip report see Rocks on Top.

You can see more pictures from the Cerro Grande trip here.
You can see more pictures from the Lake Peak trip here.
You can see more pictures from the Trampas Lakes trip here.


Flags Weekend: Middle Tripyramid and the Kinsmen - White Mountains, New Hampshire - 14-15 September 2013

Saturday 14 September 2013
Livermore Trailhead - Livermore Trail - Mt. Tripyramid Trail U - Mt. Tripyramid Trail - Scaur Ridge Trail - Mt. Tripyramid Trail - North Tripyramid Mtn. Mt. Tripyramid Trail - Middle Tripyramid Mtn. - Livermore Trail - Livermore Trailhead

Sunday 15 September 2013
Reel Brook Trailhead - Reel Brook Trail - Kinsman Ridge Trail - South Kinsman Mountain - Kinsman Ridge Trail - North Kinsman Mountain - Kinsman Ridge Trail - Mt. Kinsman Trail - Mt. Kinsman Trailhead

Every year hikers fly the American flag from each of the 4000 foot peaks in New Hampshire in remembrance of the victims of the theocratic attacks of September 2001. This year I again raised the flag on Middle Tripyramid. I didn't have a crew this year, but I drafted hikers who happened to be at the summit to help set up and take down the flag. The day after I climbed the Kinsman Range from the west with Whichway. I'd been on the Kinsmen many times before, but before this trip always from the east.

For longer reports see Rocks on Top: Middle Tripyramid, and the Kinsmen.

You can see more pictures from the Middle Tripyramid hike here.

You can see more pictures from the Kinsmen hike here.

And here is the official Flags on the 48 site.


Kibby, Caribou, Coburn, and Moxie, Maine - 5-6 October 2013

Saturday 5 October 2013
somewhere in Maine - some dirt road - some trail - Kibby Mountain U - some trail - some dirt road - some trail - short bushwhack - cabin - some dirt road - somewhere in Maine - [car drive] - somewhere else in Maine - some dirt road - some trail - Caribou Mountain U - some trail - some dirt road - somewhere in Maine

Sunday 6 October 2013

somewhere in Maine - some dirt road - some trail - Coburn Mountain U - some trail - some dirt road - somewhere in Maine - [car drive] - somewhere else in Maine - some trail - Moxie Mountain U - some trail - somewhere in Maine

For the third year in a row I spent a weekend hiking in Maine with Melissa (Whichway). For the second year in a row we were accompanied by Marc (the Manbearpig) and his wife Stephanie (who doesn't have a trailname)

On Saturday we climbed Kibby and Caribou. On Sunday we climbed Coburn and Moxie.

For a longer report see Rocks on Top.,

You can see more pictures from Saturday's hikes here.

You can see more pictures from Sunday's hikes here.


Adams and Madison, but not Jefferson - White Mountains, New Hampshire - 9-10 November 2013

Saturday 9 November 2013
Appalachia - Air Line - Short Line - Randolph Path - Edmands Col U - Randolph Path - Grey Knob Trail - Grey Knob Cabin

Sunday 10 November 2013
Grey Knob Cabin - Lowe's Path - Mount Adams - Air Line - Gulfside Trail - Madison Spring Hut - Osgood Trail - Mt. Madison - Watson's Path - Brookside Trail - Valley Way - Appalachia

I spent a weekend in the Northern Presidentials, sleeping in Gray Knob, an RMC cabin. I aborted an attempt at Jefferson on Saturday, but summited Adams and Madison on Sunday.

For a longer trip report see Rocks on Top.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


The AT across Moose and Holts Ledge, New Hampshire - 23 November 2013

Saturday 23 November 2013
where the AT crosses Three Mile Road - The Appalachian Trail - South Moose Mountain - The Appalachian Trail - North Moose Mountain - The Appalachian Trail - Holt's Ledge - The Appalachian Trail - where the AT crosses Lyme-Dorchester Road the second time

I hiked a section of the Appalachian Trail near Hanover, N.H. with my friends Mike (Amicus) and Melissa (Whichway).

For a longer trip report see Rocks on Top.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


Grass Mountain - Taconic Range, Vermont - 21 December 2013

Saturday 21 December 2013
fork in Shaftsbury Hollow Road - unplowed road - old car in Spruce/Grass col - bushwhack - Grass Mountain U - bushwhack - old car in Spruce/Grass col - unplowed road - fork in Shaftsbury Hollow Road

I hiked Grass Mountain in Southwest Vermont. I didn't see any people or even signs of people in the snow, although I did come across some bear tracks.

For a longer trip report see Rocks on Top.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


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