Hike: 2020 Pemi Loop

In early September, Jeff and I did a Pemi Loop. It was my 4th Pemi Loop, but I went because I rarely pass up the opportunity for this epic hike, and to fill out some of my September Grid. It was Jeff’s first 24-hour attempt of the loop, which is required for the Northeast Ultra 8 list. We parked the evening before and hiked up Eastside Trail and camped in the woods to get a nice early start on the hike (and we were unable to get a campsite in the area). It was a fabulous day full of hikers and runners doing the loop, many of which we saw multiple times and cheered each other on.

ROUTE

  • Parked Lincoln Woods Visitor Center on Kancamagus Highway, Lincoln, NH
  • Hiked Lincoln Woods Trail to intersection with Osseo Trail
  • Left on Osseo Trail to Mount Flume and Mount Liberty
  • Continue on Franconia Ridge Trail to Mount Lincoln, Mount Lafayette
  • Continue on Garfield Ridge Trail to Mount Garfield and Galehead Hut
  • Right on Frost Trail to Mount Galehead summit and back
  • Right on Twinway Trail to South Twin and to intersection with Bondcliff Trail
  • Continue on Bondcliff Trail to Mount Bond, Bondcliff, and down to Wilderness Trail
  • Right on Wilderness Trail to Lincoln Woods Trail
  • Continue on Lincoln Woods Trail back to parking

PHOTOS

STATS

Date: 05 September 2020
Distance: 29.6 miles
Moving Time: 12:48:29
Pace: 25:59/mile
Elevation Gain: 9273′

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Hike: Franconia Loop 2011

My brother and I met at Lafayette campground on Friday evening, set up camp and shared amazing craft beers from our respective states. In the morning we set out for one of the most epic hikes in the Northeast, the Franconia Loop. Though I didn’t know it at the time, Lincoln and Lafayette would become my first New England 4000 Footers. It was a lousy day for hiking, it was cloudy and rainy, many people we turning around at the ridge. We pushed on and enjoyed it raining upward from the strong wind gusts blowing the rain up and over the ridge. On the way down we heard the oddest sound which turned out to be the small wind turbine on the roof of Greenleaf Hut whirring and cooing like an enormous pigeon.

ROUTE

  • Started from Lafayette Place Campground off Route 93 in Franconia, NH
  • Walked along path under highway to trailhead
  • Hiked Falling Waters Trail to Shining Rock spur path
  • Right on Shining Rock spur path and back
  • Right on Falling Waters Trail to Franconia Ridge Trail
  • Left on Franconia Ridge Trail over Little Haystack Mountain, Mount Lincoln, and Mount Lafayette to intersection with Greenlead Trail
  • Left on Greenleaf Trail to intersection with Old Bridal Path
  • Left on Old Bridal Path to intersection with Falling Waters Trail
  • Right on Falling Waters Trail back to campground

PHOTOS

STATS

Date: 11 June 2011
Distance: 8.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 4100′

Tracing White Mountains Trails:
Falling Waters Trail
Old Bridal Path

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maine.wanderlust@gmail.com