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    John Nowaczyk updated Crawford Path Trail

    about 2 years ago

    John Nowaczyk updated Crawford Path Trail

    about 2 years ago

    John Nowaczyk updated Crawford Path Trail

    about 2 years ago

    John Nowaczyk completed Carter Range Loop

    about 2 years ago

    John Nowaczyk completed Wildcat Range Trail

    about 2 years ago

    John Nowaczyk reviewed Nineteen Mile Brook Trail

    over 3 years ago

    John Nowaczyk completed Nineteen Mile Brook Trail

    over 3 years ago

    John Nowaczyk reviewed Gulfside Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Took this from Mt Madison to Mt Washington and continued on Crawford Path to Lakes of the Clouds hut. Beautiful above tree line, ridges and saddles with views of Mt Washington and other presidentials and surrounding valleys (and the great gulf). Did side loops to summit Mt Jefferson and Mt Washington (did not on Mt. Adams). Not as rocky as the Osgood trail beyond Mt Madison but not quite as well graded as the Crawford Path beyond Mt Washington. Fantastic views (when the clouds and mist clear).

    John Nowaczyk completed Gulfside Trail

    over 3 years ago

    John Nowaczyk reviewed Crawford Path

    over 3 years ago

    Crawford Path will take you all the way from Rt 302 (Crawford Path Rd) at Crawford Notch (near AMC Highland Center) to Mount Washington via some of the Presidentials (Mt Pierce, Mt Eisenhower, Mt Monroe). I have done this trail twice, once in each direction, most recently from AMC's Lakes of the Clouds hut on the saddle between Mt Washington and Mt Monroe all the way down to the Highland Center. There is a slight detour off the main path to get to AMC's Mizpah Springs hut in between if you like. This is mainly (except for the last couple miles nearest the road) an above-the-tree-line, ridgeline trail that is part of the AT and the Presidentials traverse. It also happens to be the oldest continuously used and maintained mountain trail in the US, dating back to the early 1800s. It is rocky in places, but relative to much of the hiking in the White Mountains the trails are very manageable and well graded. The views above the tree line, weather permitting, are fantastic. Just don't be on the ridge in lightning or winter storms. Great trail.

    John Nowaczyk reviewed Osgood Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Overview, map and 1 other review here don't seem to be accurate. Osgood Trail runs along ridge from Osgood camp site (well below the tree line) area on SE side of Mount Madison up a few thousand feet in elevation to the summit of Mount Madison and down to Madison Spring Hut. You do break out of the tree line well before the true summit (there are several lower summits to tease you). The trail is reasonably well maintained but very vertical (no switchbacks) and very rocky above the tree line. Views above the tree line are wonderful and make the climb worth it - if the weather is cooperating. I posted a link with better detail info on the trail.

    John Nowaczyk completed Osgood Trail

    over 3 years ago

    John Nowaczyk reviewed Wildcat Ridge Trail

    over 3 years ago

    John Nowaczyk completed Wildcat Ridge Trail

    over 3 years ago

    John Nowaczyk reviewed Rim-to-rim: North Kaibab To Cottonwood Campground To Bright Angel To Indian Garden

    over 5 years ago

    Did this late July 2012. Phenomenal. 2 days, 1 night, north to south. Finished a little after lunch on day 2. Long lunch stop at rainbow falls to avoid mid day heat - highly recommended. Overwhelming beauty at every turn for 2 days. Amazing.

    John Nowaczyk reviewed Gregory Bald Via Twentymile

    over 5 years ago

    Super 3 day, 2 night July 1-3. But smokies can be wet, so plan for rain - esp in afternoon and overnight! We were soaked to the bone. Thank goodness sky cleared on the summit! What a payoff!

    John Nowaczyk completed Gregory Bald via Twentymile

    over 5 years ago