backpacking
blowdown
flooded
icy
muddy
rocky
snow
4 days ago

hiking
muddy
scramble
5 days ago

Short but steep in parts. Worth it for the views!

The first 3.5 miles were fine and then the snow and ice started on the trail. The last mile up Mt Height was awful. Deep snow, 4 feet, post holing was frequent, not much solid footing. It was completely dry at the top of Mt Height. Never made it to the top of Carter Dome. The mash potatoes snow and depth of it made going very difficult. Then all of sudden we were back out of it and on dry ground again. These conditions existed on Saturday 5/23.

Started from the Bangor street end. Views the entire way up were breathtaking. First glimpse of the Presidential Range happened only 15 minutes into the hike. Trails were clear and dry until roughly 2600’, which is when snow and ice patches started. I had my crampons so I was fine. Made it to the top of Moriah (again, outstanding views!) then headed back down to Stonybrook. This is where the snow started becoming an issue with a lot of post holing and some deep snow spots. Still passable and well worth it. A few rivers to cross on the way down, but manageable. The views on this hike are so rewarding. My mom dropped me off at one end and I hiked through to my car at the other end. If I had to do it as an out and back I’d definitely start on Bangor.

hiking
bugs
rocky
14 days ago

Amazing trail to check out, took us about 1.5 to climb (stopped a few times when the incline started to get heavy). We parked to the left off of this little funky bridge (very small parking lot.) Next time we come back we’re going to park a little further up on this roundabout parking lot (past the bridge parking lot if you continue for .5 mile on the road) If you do the loop trail you will be walking almost a mile back to the car from the road. The views are GORGEOUS!!! Haven’t seen Mt. Washington this close before. There’s a lot a dope house on the side of the mountain. This hike is totally worth it. We’ll be back soon! Pack some sun screen too because the top of the peak is completely open and the boyfriend and I got decently sunburned.

hiking
icy
snow
15 days ago

Great trail. Lots of natural beauty. Be warned there was up to four feet of snow in parts. It is well packed and easy to traverse but it has begun melting. The view at the top is beautiful and allows you to see all of the presidential range. The view is not quite as good as climbing any of those peaks in my opinion though.

hiking
16 days ago

Easy trail with a great view. Good if you want to get out but don’t have a lot of time

hiking
closed
20 days ago

As of Mon May 11 you can’t park at wildcat so this trail is still closed. Grrrrrrrr.

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
22 days ago

most of the snow is rotten. as of 2 days ago it was single track on top of the snow, but as temps continue to rise that snow and ice has limited weeks left. the step lead up the side of the ledge is snow and ice free for the most part. the top of the ledge is clear. view is always amazing. although this year very odd site to see virtually zero humans when normally Pinkhams lot would have been over filled.

on Mount Crag Loop

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful view of Mt Washington.

Great trail with beautiful views!!!

hiking
icy
off trail
rocky
snow
1 month ago

Great trail - the beginning was really tough. The climb was pretty steep and a little icy and snow covered. I highly suggest wearing snow shoes or something that can grip the snow well. This is a very steep hike. We did all of the peaks in one climb (E-A) and then took the face of the mountain down due to the steep and icy incline we experienced on the way up. The views were amazing and worth it! Round trip, taking the face of the mountain down and walking to our car on road, we totaled 9 miles. It took us 3:45 hours to get to the last peak of the ridge and 2:15 to get down the mountain (via face of mountain) to the road.

hiking
icy
1 month ago

Got misplaced on the 0.7 mile ascent to wildcat A - luckily a couple guys were right behind me - we all got misplaced together. We ended up bushwhacking our way to the summit. Continued on to the ski area (which is now closed due to Coronavirus) where they gave me a ride back to my car.

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