Click for Mount Washington, New Hampshire Forecast

Mt. Washington Temp.
Click pic for forecast.

...More Topics...

 

 

Get Firefox!

Backcountry ski and snowboard gear, camping

Donate towards my web hosting bill!

Made with CSS

Validated by W3C

       
View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:17 pm



Reply to topic  [ 42 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
 Little Haystack - Falling Waters Trail - What is this? 
Author Message
I Spend All My Time on This Forum
I Spend All My Time on This Forum
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:52 pm
Posts: 4700
Location: Goffstown Avatar:I love you, you love me!
Reply with quote
 
HVACMD wrote:

OK...now I'm lost. Did I miss something?


MtnMagic wrote:
Just an insider view.


TA=Troll Alert.....Magic assumes you are a troll.

Brian


Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:41 pm
Profile
Master Mountaineer
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 10:20 am
Posts: 779
Location: Lancaster, NH Avatar: On the trail again
Reply with quote
 
Those dates in the am work for me. I'm in. Keep me notified!

_________________
OurNew England Hiking & Adventurer's Group. Knowledge. Events. Fellowship. And more!


Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:39 pm
Profile
Flatfoot
Flatfoot

Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:10 pm
Posts: 11
Reply with quote
 
Pucknuts61 wrote:
I'm very curious about this place

I was starting to think it's a trail croo's camp but I can't find anything on the AMC site about any work being done in the area...plus you did say it was a permanent structure with a fireplace.

Is it possible you continued down the path towards the Flume and it's one of their structures on that site?

Bill


I have my map out now, and there's no way we went near the Flume or it's buildings. I wanna say it was somewhere around 2000' before the trail veers left and follows Dry Brook, but I'm not sure.

Again, we found it completely by accident, so I wasn't really paying attention to the ground we had already covered before we found it. All I know, is that we weren't out long, and because I was traveling with a 6 year old on his 1st hike, and my wife who hasn't hiked more than a few times in her life, we hadn't covered much ground. We had only gone 50 yards or so off the trail and that would bring us nowhere near the Flume or anything else on my map

The building is definitely there, and it was being used. No, I'm not a troll.
But now I'm beginning to wonder if a few of you know about it and are pulling my leg.

But anyway, I fully intend to go up there with MtnMagic soon if he's still in.


Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:09 pm
Profile
Master Mountaineer
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 10:20 am
Posts: 779
Location: Lancaster, NH Avatar: On the trail again
Reply with quote
 
You bet I'm in ... still!! Your dates in the am work perfectly for me. I've hikes Wed, Thur, Sat & Sun. Busy hiking on the trails. Busy exploring off the trails! I'll show you an interesting Pyramid house not a 1/4 from a trail not a half hour away if you wish!

_________________
OurNew England Hiking & Adventurer's Group. Knowledge. Events. Fellowship. And more!


Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:16 pm
Profile
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2004 8:13 pm
Posts: 2026
Location: Mt Lafayette Winter 2009
Reply with quote
 
MtnMagic wrote:
I'll show you an interesting Pyramid house not a 1/4 from a trail not a half hour away if you wish!


Is this the one on 118 you took us to near the start of the Kinsman trail?

_________________
"My feet is my only carriage..." Bob Marley


Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:50 am
Profile
Leg Burner
Leg Burner

Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:45 pm
Posts: 38
Location: Gloucester
Reply with quote
 
Son and I hiked the Falling Waters trail Friday, Aug 18, and didn't manage to find the mystery building. We didn't even start looking for the "trail that went straight instead of left" until we'd gone by the 3 waterfalls. Re-reading the OP's description, I guess we should have looked way before the waterfalls? All we saw were some very pleasant fellow hikers -- no wooden buildings.

Anne


Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:10 pm
Profile
Master Mountaineer
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 10:20 am
Posts: 779
Location: Lancaster, NH Avatar: On the trail again
Reply with quote
 
Yes, it is the one Pucknuts.

Cape Anne: just after the wide brook crossing before the falls the actual trail goes left. The right takes you to places I've explored many, many times.

_________________
OurNew England Hiking & Adventurer's Group. Knowledge. Events. Fellowship. And more!


Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:18 pm
Profile
Flatfoot
Flatfoot

Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:10 pm
Posts: 11
Reply with quote
 
The trail is quite a ways before the water falls, before you really start the climb. I was hoping to go up Friday morning, but had to work instead. I'm hoping the weather cooperates tomorrow morning and if so I'll go up and try to find it again.


Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:35 pm
Profile
Peak Bagger
Peak Bagger

Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:29 pm
Posts: 337
Reply with quote
 
I wonder if this is the camp he is talking about?
http://pubpages.unh.edu/~cpolanec/pages/cabins.html

The Franconia Notch Cabin is operated by the New Hampshire Outing Club.

I think it is off the Falling Waters Trail. As soon a you cross Dry River(falling waters trail goes left) go straight into the woods and it is in that area. :D

_________________
..
Trail stewardship doesn't involve turning hiking trails into paved walkways....


Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:24 pm
Profile
Master Mountaineer
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 10:20 am
Posts: 779
Location: Lancaster, NH Avatar: On the trail again
Reply with quote
 
It was a troll post. To get the others to chime in and talk about a non-existent building, to get the reader excited over nothing. It is a common tactic on a message board. Some get their jollies over it. I have explored that area completely over the past 23 years. I did find the original road through the notch that i found interesting!

_________________
OurNew England Hiking & Adventurer's Group. Knowledge. Events. Fellowship. And more!


Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:39 pm
Profile
Peak Bagger
Peak Bagger

Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:29 pm
Posts: 337
Reply with quote
 
MtnMagic wrote:
It was a troll post. To get the others to chime in and talk about a non-existent building, to get the reader excited over nothing. It is a common tactic on a message board. Some get their jollies over it. I have explored that area completely over the past 23 years. I did find the original road through the notch that i found interesting!


Do you know where Franconia Notch Cabin is that I linked to in the above post?

I think it might be off of fallen waters trail(and I am not a troll) :D and I am pretty sure I know where

_________________
..
Trail stewardship doesn't involve turning hiking trails into paved walkways....


Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:51 pm
Profile
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2004 8:13 pm
Posts: 2026
Location: Mt Lafayette Winter 2009
Reply with quote
 
ScenicNH wrote:
I wonder if this is the camp he is talking about?
http://pubpages.unh.edu/~cpolanec/pages/cabins.html

The Franconia Notch Cabin is operated by the New Hampshire Outing Club.

I think it is off the Falling Waters Trail. As soon a you cross Dry River(falling waters trail goes left) go straight into the woods and it is in that area. :D


That seems like a serious possibility. Where exactly in FSP is it?

Magic, isn't it possible this is what they saw?

_________________
"My feet is my only carriage..." Bob Marley


Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:46 pm
Profile
Flatfoot
Flatfoot

Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:10 pm
Posts: 11
Reply with quote
 
MtnMagic wrote:
It was a troll post. To get the others to chime in and talk about a non-existent building, to get the reader excited over nothing. It is a common tactic on a message board. Some get their jollies over it. I have explored that area completely over the past 23 years. I did find the original road through the notch that i found interesting!


Wrong Magic...I'll bet you $1000 here and now. we go out there together, locate the cabin and you issue a public apology.

The cabin exists.


Last edited by HVACMD on Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.



Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:02 pm
Profile
Flatfoot
Flatfoot

Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:10 pm
Posts: 11
Reply with quote
 
I looked at the link. I'm almost sure it is the "Franky" cabin I saw. When you leave the Falling Waters Trail which bears left, the hidden trail is almost straight ahead, maybe branches to the right. The cabin is situated so the right side, as pictured, is adjacent to the trail, so you're approaching the cabin from the rear.


Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:11 pm
Profile
Peak Bagger
Peak Bagger

Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:29 pm
Posts: 337
Reply with quote
 
Pucknuts61 wrote:
That seems like a serious possibility. Where exactly in FSP is it?

Magic, isn't it possible this is what they saw?



Bill,
From Lafayette Place Parking area-- Take Fallen Waters Trail(heading towards Little Haystack) and when you come to the river crossing(Dry River) Fallen Waters Trail bears left and follows the river. As soon as you cross the river go straight(kinda down) into the woods instead of following the trail

My memory is a little fuzzy, but I am pretty sure Franconia Notch Cabin is out in that area and is the cabin he found.

Where else in Franconia Notch State Park can you have a view
of Cannon Cliffs, Cannon Mt., and Kinsman Ridge from one spot?
:D

_________________
..
Trail stewardship doesn't involve turning hiking trails into paved walkways....


Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:41 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 42 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by Hike-NH.com based on STSoftware.