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2017 Hiking Trip Logs

These are trail logs for my hikes in 2017. 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


Balsam Lake Mountain and Overlook Mountain - Catskills, New York - 28-29 January 2017

Saturday 28 January 2017
Dry Brook Trailhead - Dry Brook Ridge Trail - Balsam Lake Mountain Trail - Balsam Lake Mountain U - Balsam Lake Mountain Trail - Dry Brook Ridge Trail - Dry Brook Trailhead

Sunday 28 January 2017
Overlook Mountain Trailhead - Overlook Mountain Trail - Overlook Mountain House - Overlook Mountain Trail - Overlook Mountain - Overlook Mountain Trail - Overlook Overlook U - Overlook Mountain Trail - Overlook Mountain House - Overlook Mountain Trail - Overlook Mountain Trailhead

On this weekend I joined the Connecticut Section of the GMC's second Catskill Winter Weekend. On Saturday most of us climbed Balsam Lake Mountain, and on Sunday we all climbed Overlook Mountain, and explored the ruins of Overlook Mountain House, the remains of a hotel.

For a longer trip report see The ADKHP fora.

I also have picture galleries for Balsam Lake Mountain (Sat.), and Overlook Mountain (Sun.).


Delaware Water Gap - New Jersey - 25-26 February 2017

Saturday 25 February 2017
southern gate - road walk - Buttermilk Falls - Buttermilk Falls Trail - Appalachian Trail - Crater Lake U - Appalachian Trail - Rattlesnake Mountain U - Appalachian Trail - Buttermilk Falls Trail - Buttermilk Falls - road walk - southern gate

Sunday 28 February 2017
Delaware Gap Parking Area - Mt. Tammany Trail - Mt. Tammany - Mt. Tammany Trail - Dunnfield Trail - Appalachian Trail - Delaware Gap Parking Area

I spent last weekend hiking in New Jersey while spending the evenings in Pennsylvania. This was another trip with the Connecticut Section of the GMC.

For a longer trip report see The ADKHP fora.

I also have picture galleries for the Buttermilk Falls area (Sat.), and Mt. Tammany (Sun.).


Mt. Eisenhower - White Mountains, New Hampshire - 5 March 2017

Sunday 5 March 2017
Clinton Road - Clinton Road Connector Trail - Crawford Path - Crawford Path - Eisenhower Loop Trail - Mt. Eisenhower U - Eisenhower Loop Trail - Crawford Path - Crawford Path - Clinton Road Connector Trail - Clinton Road

On Sunday I climbed Eisenhower in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains with my friend Early Bird. This was Early Bird's finish of the Winter New Hampshire 4000 Footer list.

For a longer trip report see Views from the Top.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


Mohawk Loop - Connecticut - 14-16 April 2017

Friday 14 April 2017
trailhead on Rte. 7 just south of the Housatonic crossing - Appalachian Trail - Pine Swamp Brook Shelter

Saturday 15 April 2017
Pine Swamp Brook Shelter - Appalachian Trail - Mohawk Trail - Coltsfoot Mountain - Mohawk Trail - Cathedral Pines - Mohawk Trail - Mohawk Mountain Ski Area - Mohawk Trail - Mohawk State Forest Leanto #3

Sunday 16 April 2017
Mohawk State Forest Leanto #3 - Mohawk Trail - Red Mountain - Mohawk Trail - Dean Ravine - Mohawk Trail - Barrack Mountain - Mohawk Trail - Appalachian Trail - trailhead on Rte. 7 just south of the Housatonic crossing

For a longer trip report see Views from the Top.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


Buckingham Reservoir and Case Mountain Park - Connecticut - 23 April 2017

Sunday 23 April 2017
Coop Road Trailhead - Coop Road - Some Other Trails - Trail along east side of Buckingham Reservoir - Some Other Trails - Coop Sawmill Road - Shenipsit Trail - Birch Mountain - Shenipsit Trail - Yellow Trail - Lookout Mountain - Pink Trail - Gray/White Trail - Chimney - Gray/White Trail - Yellow/Red Trail - Some Other Trails - Trail along west side of Buckingham Reservoir - Some Other Trails - Coop Road - Coop Road Trailhead

This was a Conn. Section of the GMC hike. Like the similar hike last year, it went over some trails I've hiked literally hundreds of times, others I've hiked a few times, and others which were new trail to me.

No trip report for this one.

You can see more pictures here.


LT Trailwork and West River Trail - Green Mountains, Vermont - 28-30 April 2017

Friday 22 April 2017
Blue Blazed Trailhead - blue blazed trail - Long Trail - Story Spring Shelter

Saturday 23 April 2017
Story Spring Shelter - Long Trail - Lydia's Rest U - Long Trail - Story Spring Shelter

Sunday 24 April 2017
Story Spring Shelter - Long Trail - blue blazed trail - Blue Blazed Trailhead - (car ride) - West River Trailhead in East Jamaica - West River Trail - not the West River Trail U - not the West River Trail - West River Trail - Townshend Dam U - West River Trail - West River Trailhead in Townshend U - West River Trail - West River Trailhead in East Jamaica

This was another trailwork weekend with the Conn. Section of the GMC. On Sunday I hiked the middle section of the West River Trail in between East Jamaica and Townshend.

For a longer trip report see Views from the Top.

You can see more pictures here.


Hunter Mountain and Southwest Hunter Mountain, Catskills, New York - 2 May 2017

Tuesday 2 May 2017
Becker Hollow Trailhead - Becker Hollow Trail - Yellow Spur Trail - Hunter Mountain - Hunter Mountain Trail - Devil's Path - Southwest Hunter herd path - Southwest Hunter Mountain - Southwest Hunter herd path - Devil's Path - Stony Clove Notch

For my birthday hike this year my friends Jim and Rue accompanied my on a hike over Hunter and Southwest Hunter Mountains. It was the first time either of them had been on one of my birthday hikes.

For a longer trip report see The ADKHP fora.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


Penwood State Park - Metacomet Range, Connecticut - 7 May 2017

Sunday 7 May 2017
Rte. 185 trailhead - Metacomet Trail - Lake Louise - Metacomet Trail - Simsbury Overlook U - Metacomet Trail - Lake Louise - Metacomet Trail - Rte. 185 trailhead

another hike with Karen

There's no trip report for this one, but some pictures are included in my Facebook gallery for the hike.


Valley Falls Park / Belding WMA - Connecticut - 20 May 2017

Saturday 20 May 2017
Valley Falls Park - Shenipsit Trail - RR Brook Trail - Shenipsit Trail - Boulder Crest Outer (?) Trail - Lookout Spur - Lookout U - Boulder Crest Outer (?) Trail - trail confusion - Shenipsit Trail - Valley Falls Park - Shenipsit Trail - Belding Path - Shenipsit Trail - Valley Falls Park

This was a hike with the Connecticut Section of the GMC.

There's no trip report for this one, but some pictures are included in my Facebook gallery for the hike.


Case Mountain Park - Connecticut - 21 May 2017

Sunday 21 May 2017
Birch Mountain Road - Shenipsit Trail - Blue and Yellow Trail - Case Mountain - Blue and Yellow Trail - Yellow Trail - Lookout Mountain U - Yellow Trail - Shenipsit Trail - Birch Mountain Road

This was a hike with my granddaughter Isabella.

There's no trip report for this one, but some pictures are included in my Facebook gallery for the hike.


The Kinsmen - White Mountains, New Hampshire - 28-29 May 2017

Sunday 28 May 2017
Reel Brook Trailhead - Reel Brook Trail - Kinsman Ridge Trail - South Kinsman Mountain - Kinsman Ridge Trail - North Kinsman Mountain - Kinsman Ridge Trail - Kinsman Pond Trail - Kinsman Pond Shelter

Monday 29 May 2017
Kinsman Pond Shelter - Kinsman Pond Trail - Kinsman Ridge Trail - Mt. Kinsman Trail - Mt. Kinsman Trailhead

This was a backpack with members of the Connecticut Section of the GMC.

For a longer report see Views from the Top.

You can see more pictures from this hike here.


Cohos Trail, New Hampshire - 2-14 July 2017

I hiked the Cohos Trail end-to-end.

Here are my Trail Journals.

Here are my pictures.

For those of you (i.e. myself) who use these logs to help keep track of peakbagging, here are the peaks on the lists mentioned in the legend which I climbed during the Cohos Trail end-to-end: Mt. Isolation, Mt. Waumbek, Mt. Cabot


Bear Mountain Trail Magic - Taconic Range, Connecticut - 17 July 2017

Sunday 23 July 2017
Undermountain Trailhead - Undermountain Trail - Appalachian Trail - Bear Mountain U - Appalachian Trail - Undermountain Trail - Undermountain Trailhead

This was the annual Connecticut Valley Atheists, trail magic on the summit of Bear Mountain, the Appalachian Trail's highest point in Connecticut. Trail angel Richard accompanied me this year.

No trip report for this one.

You can see more pictures here.


Kettletown State Park - Connecticut - 13 August 2017

Sunday 13 August 2017
Pomperaug trailhead - Pomperaug Trail - Crest Trail - Pomperaug Trail - Pomperaug trailhead

a hike with my family during our yearly family reunion

There's no trip report for this one, but some pictures are included in my Facebook gallery for the hike.


Flags Weekend: The Tripyramids and the Osceolas - White Mountains, New Hampshire - 9-10 September 2017

Saturday 9 September 2017
Livermore Trailhead - Livermore Trail - Mt. Tripyramid Trail - South Tripyramid Mtn. - Mt. Tripyramid Trail - Middle Tripyramid Mtn. - Mt. Tripyramid Trail - North Tripyramid Mtn. Scaur Ridge Trail - Mt. Tripyramid Trail - Livermore Trail - Livermore Trailhead

Sunday 10 September 2017
Tripoli Road - Mt. Osceola Trail - Mt. Osceola - Mt. Osceola Trail - East Osceola U - Mt. Osceola Trail - Mt. Osceola - Mt. Osceola Trail - Tripoli Road

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 had expected to go solo this year, but Headblade showed up at the trailhead to help. The next day I climbed the Osceolas from Tripoli Road.

For a longer report see Views from the Top.

You can see more pictures from the Tripyramid here.

You can see more pictures from the Osceolas hike here.

And here is the official Flags on the 48 site.


Mattabesett Trail - Connecticut - 16 September 2017

Saturday 16 September 2017
Brainard Hill Road Trailhead - Mattabesett Trail - Miller's Pond Mattabesett Trail - Bear Rock Mattabesett Trail - Pine Knob Overlook Spur Trail - Pine Knob Overlook U - Pine Knob Overlook Spur Trail - Mattabesett Trail - Coginchaug Cave - Mattabesett Trail - Old Blue Hills Road Trailhead

This was a Conn. Section of the GMC hike. It was all new trail for me.

No trip report for this one.

You can see more pictures here.


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