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Completed our AMC patch collection with this family hike and stay at the hut this past summer. Loved the dip in the falls and the AM hike to the summit with the most beautiful views. Happened to be the hottest day of the year but worth it!

Excellent 2 night hike

fun trip! nice and peaceful

Do it in one day. It's ludicrous. Best day hike I've ever done.

hiking
muddy
over grown
28 days ago

Gorgeous! Rime ice and snow.

Did it in two days over Columbus day weekend. The views of fall foliage and mountains were great. The most challenging part I found is the very rocky terrain. I have to concentrate on footing all the time which limited the enjoyment of being in the nature. Overall still very happy with the experience and accomplishment.

Great 2 night backpacking trip during peak fall foliage. My buddy and I took Lincoln Woods to Bond Cliffs and camped the first night at Guyot. Being novice backpackers we still aren’t great at estimating distances with elevation gain/loss so the first day hike to Guyot took considerably longer than expected. We got on the trail around 9:30 and with a number of stops for photos and to rest our out of shape legs we didn’t get to Guyot till after 7 pm, meaning our last hour was in the dark. The hike itself was great but HARD. Bond Cliff has a lot of elevation but well worth it for the views. In total we did about 11 miles day 1. A lot of people said they love Guyot campsite but maybe we just didn’t get great views in the am because we were in the rain clouds until we left plus we had a very windy rainy night. We thought the second day, taking Bond Cliff to the AT to Twinway to Frost to Twin Brook was going to be easier because we were only looking at 6.5 miles to get to our second campsite 13 falls. But again, our novice-ness reared it’s ugly head. The hike up to South Twin was great. Lots of fun boulders to scramble on but made it a little slow going. The views from South Twin were amazing but coming down on Twinway to Galehead was a suffer fest. It’s a very steep descent and with a heavy pack and sore knees the trail seemed to take forever. But the reward is getting to 13 Falls Tentsite and getting to explore the falls area. If you scramble down the rocks (carefully) there are some incredible views of the cascades where the two streams converge. Our last day was a breeze on the Franconia Brook trail. It’s pretty easy with a nice gradual descent. But there are a number of river crossings which could be tricky in the spring. No big views to be had this low in elevation, but the river crossings made the trip interesting. All around a great trip. Worst part was dealing with the leaf-peepers at Lincoln Woods parking lot when we returned to our car on a Sunday afternoon.

Total mileage was almost 42 miles, with a bunch of walking around for camping. Ended up finishing in around 37 hours, but the second day the weather was atrocious, and was really wet and cold. Definitely not a first timers hike, as there are some tough sections, but the views are so worth it. Was a lot of fun but definitely sore!! The skies opened up when I got to Bond Cliff! Blown away by the incredible views! Felt very lucky that happened!!

Beautiful all the way, great fall color, interesting creeks flowing down rocks. Lots of other people, for a Monday, with dogs that were not leashed. That was the only negative for me. Would like to do it again as I was not able to get to the cliffs due to allergies kicking my butt. And folks, please follow the leash laws!!!

Amazing hike up to Hut then to Zeacliff viewpoint. Very strenuous after the hut but worth it as the view was stunning especially with the fall foliage! Took our family less than 6 hours including time to enjoy view, eat lunch, etc. to do the 8 miles RT. We decided not to go to the summit as they mentioned there are no views there.

hiking
bugs
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

My husband and I backpacked this in 3 days. It was fantastic! I would absolutely recommend this hike and I can’t wait to do it again. We we’re undecided to go clockwise or counter clockwise, but a family was coming back and they did it counter clockwise. They strongly recommend we go clockwise. I’m so glad we listened. The tent sites were full but we were able to get a tent spot every night. It was extremely hard but so worth it! The trekking poles are a must have. My new sawyer squeeze water filter was great!

Hike in to the hut is beautiful and easy with ponds and turning leaves. From there, a pretty steep mile before another gentle mile and a half over to the summit. No views today with clouds, but a beautiful trail and fun hike!

I would rate this somewhere between a 3-4. Not sure that I would set out to do it again, nor would I be dead set against it. It’s a long hike, I logged around 12 miles, took me a little over 6 hours. The hike starts out very flat and easy, all of the elevation comes in the next mile and a half after the hut. Not much to see after the cliffs, so unless peakbagging, feel free to head back after the cliffs if you want to keep it around and 8 mile hike

Nice easy hike, good camp sites, nice swimming hole.

Great hike, the cliff is awesome,and walking on the ridge to get to the next peak is worth it! Trail is easy to follow and not too steep compared to other hikes in area

Great hike! Terrain can be slowing you down sometimes so calculate time accordingly (boulder, rocks and steep section where you need to scramble a little).

Doable in a day, but we had to start at 4AM and finished at 6:30PM. Great hike, doing all the best in the area. Great views

Pemi day 2- Garfield, Galehead, South Twin

Pemi day 1- Flume, Liberty, Little Haystack, Lincoln, Lafayette

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Not for the inexperienced

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