Lindsay and I hiked our first New Hampshire 4000 Footer together on a beautiful October weekend. After hitting Mount Passaconaway and its viewpoint, we headed out to Square Ledge to check out the retired 52 with a View.
Parked at Ferncroft Trailhead parking on Ferncroft Road in Albany, NH
Hiked up Old Mast Road to 4-Way Intersection
Left on Walden Trail to summit of Mount Passaconaway
Left on Passaconaway View Spur to viewpoint and back
Left back down Walden Trail to intersection with Square Ledge Trail
Left on Square Ledge Trail to Square Ledge and back to 4-Way Intersection
Left on Old Mast Road back to parking
Date: 04 October 2020 Distance: 10.9 miles Moving Time: 06:06:08 Pace: 33:32/mile Elevation Gain: 4058′
My friend John completed his New Hampshire 4000 Footer list with Mount Carrigain. Our friend Michael and I joined him, his two daughters and his dog for the hike. John, Michael and I started hiking together seven years ago with their first 4000 Footer, Wildcat D. John and Michael joined me for the completion of my 4000 Footer list in 2017, and John and I joined Michael for his in 2018, so it was only fitting that we were there for John as well.
Parked at Signal Ridge Trail parking on Sawyer River Road
Hiked Signal Ridge Trail to the summit of Mount Carrigain
Continued down Desolation Trail to Carrigain Notch Trail
Turned right on Carrigain Notch Trail looping back to Signal Ridge Trail
Stayed straight on Carrigain Notch Trail at intersection with Nancy Pond Trail
Turned left on Signal Ridge Trail and followed back to parking
Date: 28 August 2020 Distance: 13.5 miles Moving Time: 05:06 Pace: 22:44/mile Elevation Gain: 3737′
In early 2017 my friend Michael and hike snowshoed a loop of Mount Whiteface and Mount Passaconaway. I was grabbing them for my Grid and Winter New Hampshire 4000 Footers lists, and he was getting them for his New Hampshire 4000 Footers list.
Parked at Ferncroft Parking of Ferncroft Road
Walked down Ferncroft Road to Blueberry Ledge Trail
Snowshoed up Blueberry Ledge Trail to intersection with Rollins Trail
Continued up Rollins Trail to Mount Whiteface summit and along the ridge to Dicey’s Mill Trail
Turned left at Dicey’s Mill Trail and hiked up to Passaconaway summit and to Walden Trail
Turned right on Walden Trail and down to Wonalancet Ridge Trail
Turned right on Wonalancet Ridge Trail to Hibbard Mountain and Mount Wonalancet, and then down to Old Mast Road
Turned right on Old Mast Road and returned to Ferncroft parking
Date Hiked: 04 February 2017 Elevation Gain: 4500′ Distance: 11.0 miles Book Time: 7:45
Completed Red-Lining Trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail Wonalancet Range Trail Wonalancet Short Cut
The goal for the day was to get Mount Madison for my December grid, but after a mile of Valley Way I realized that I left my headlamp at home. I turned around and hit up Mount Pemigewasset in Franconia Notch. A much shorter hike and a summit on the 52 With A View list.
Map of hike
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