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Wrote up this tr the other day - guess it didn't post. Hmmmmm....

Saturday, 9/15/18. Cannon via Hi-Cannon to KRT then back down. Had the trail to myself for 95% of the day. Saw about 20 others on the trail, all but 3 while headed down. There were about a dozen at the tower b/c they walked over from the tram, but I was early enough to avoid the masses. And, by hiking on the Cannon side of the notchway, I avoided the madhouse that was the Franconia Ridge.

The pics:

the trail
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the obstacles - I was never very good at limbo...
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...or launching
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the views
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the lake
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the bog bridge ribbon leading around the north side of the lake
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the ladders
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the approach to jct with KRT
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the flora
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parting shot
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Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:40 pm
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I like your "green stars!" Seems like a nicer route than the "trench" known as Kinsman, although that has its good points. Prema had me spend Mothers day this year on the monorail there.


Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:18 pm
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Beckie and Prema wrote:
I like your "green stars!" Seems like a nicer route than the "trench" known as Kinsman

Hi Beckie. Yeah, KRT is pretty dredged out these days - though I was surprised and dismayed to see the unmitigated erosion on this route as well. Folks don't help by going around and creating more erosion.

The "stars" were pretty cool.

Saw you did Osceola. I haven't been there since the upgrades. I've been both ways, and agree the route from the Kanc across that slab is a teensy tiny bit sketchy. Thought of skiing Tripoli, but that's a long approach just to get to the start.

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Do that, and then the next day or so I'll snowshoe my lazya## up there :lol: ! All kidding aside, I wish Tripoli was open to that trailhead in the winter.

You should check it out. The parking lot is nice, great new outhouse, and a picnic table. The trail seemed easier than it did 14 years ago, but I wonder if that's because I've done a lot since then. We checked out a herd path which I think leads to one of the Trailwrights peaks. We only did a little of that one since I had to get home to watch my granddaughters.


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