hiking
14 hours ago

Beautiful hike June 1. No bugs. Minor mud and monorail. Manageable. No spikes. Did the view spur. Would probably give that a pass next time. Similar views on the main loop.

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bugs
rocky
scramble
17 hours ago

It was amazing, well-kept, and a beautiful scenery throughout, Unfortunately we were about 36 minutes away from the Summit but we had to turn back to avoid sun set... That I’m coming back here saying it was OK totally looking forward to it!

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
snow
1 day ago

Davis Path to Mt. Isolation: My boyfriend and I hiked the Davis Path to get to Mt. Isolation after attempting to get to this remote destination three other times on two different trails. The trail and views all the way up to Stairs mountain were beautiful. The trail was clearly marked and dry until just before you summit Stairs Mountain. Beyond Stairs, and in-between Stairs and Davis, we ran into a lot of marsh-like wilderness and overgrowth of the trail. After Davis, on our way to Isolation, we experienced even more overgrowth of the trail. We got off the path twice but thankfully have navigation that helped guide us back to the trail. The mile or so beyond Davis to Isolation was snowy, a lot of post hole-ing, very wet, severely overgrown, but gradual as you gain about 500 ft. in elevation to the top of Mt. Isolation. We climbed 13 miles in one day and after hitting the summit of Isolation, we hiked back towards 302 via Davis Path for 3 miles before finding a spot to camp out for the night. It’s pretty wet and muddy about 1.5 miles after Stairs and it continues to Davis and Isolation. This is why we hiked so far back towards 302 after summiting because it wasn’t great camping. We finished the next morning, an easy 6 miles back down to our car and completed our trip as planned! I would say this hike was a tiredsome rollercoaster - but man - finishing it felt GREAT!

I would recommend this trail to anyone who is just starting to hike the 4000 footers. The trail is very manageable and the elevation rises at a pretty steady rate. Once you reach Starr King it’s pretty easy from there. Awesome for dogs too!

Pretty tough but fun trail. Lots of steep rock scrambles going up Passaconaway and again going down Whiteface. A bit wet but doable. Our dog did well but it would definitely be pretty tough for some pups. There are a few streams along the way which helped conserve our water. There was still some snow/monorail between the peaks but didn’t end up using spikes. Great view spots all along the way, especially once you get over to whiteface. It took our group of 5 adults/2dogs about 8 hours total but we probably had a collective hour of breaks as it was all of our first big hike of the year. Overall, glad to check these two peaks off the list and had a fun day, but likely wouldn’t be looking to do this hike again anytime soon.

hiking
rocky
2 days ago

This hike was tough, Mount Chocorua is totally worth the extra mile or so to see the breathtaking 360° views

blowdown
muddy
2 days ago

Great trail campground and pond are in a super spot. Great family day pups and all.

I went up with four of my friends. Some of us were in sneakers. The trail was very flat getting to the base of the mountain but it was very fun to cross the streams. We went up the north peak first and it was very steep going up for about half a mile but felt good on the quads. Ok views at the top of the north peak, I would say south peak has a better view. A very fun hike overall. I would highly recommend it for any hikers looking for a fun day on the mountain.

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

No more winter here. Leave the spikes at home!

hiking
muddy
rocky
3 days ago

hiking
bugs
3 days ago

Very nice hike today. The parking is free for now but I suspect that will change soon. We were glad there was some wind as the bugs were out. Great views!

Nice pretty easy trail. Still a bit muddy in spots. Very buggy even with a lot of bug spray which made it less enjoyable. A little respite at the lake otherwise we were moving.

hiking
rocky
3 days ago

hiking
icy
rocky
scramble
snow
3 days ago

Phone died in the middle, we finished the whole there and back. Tough trail, if not interested in nh 48 dont waste your time with the east summit. Overall good trail. Saw possibly the future youngest 48 finisher at 8 months old. Wild.

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