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 Suggestions for one last hike
Looking to do one last hike for the season at the end of next week (weather permitting). I've banged out my first 8 4k's in just under a month (I really wish I had started earlier!) including: Pierce/Eisenhower, Canon/Kinsmans (overnighter), Moosilauke, and the Osceolas.
Looking for suggestions for a good hike to grab one or two more 4k peaks on par with what we've done so far. Thanks in advance for any ideas!

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Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:10 am
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In no particular order:

Flume and Liberty

Whiteface and Passaconaway

North and South Twin

All 3 Bonds

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The weather is getting dicey (well aside from this past weekend!), but:

Franconia Ridge is the first that comes to mind, Falling Waters<->Bridle Path loop (either way works fine, keep in mind that Falling Waters has 2/3 the climb in the last 1/2 of the trail, Bridle Path is more gradual). You want awesome weather for this as the views are fantastic, plus you are above treeline for ~2 miles. The bonus would be it likely isn't quite as mobbed this time of year, unlike in the summer. 2 4k's that way.

The Wiley-Field-Tom loop is nice too, though there are only a few good view points if that is what you are after. That nets you 3 peaks though.

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Hancocks, North and South

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For myself I'm kind of thinking one last hike to Monroe , but I don't know whether it will work out.

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Tecumseh. Get it out of the way now!


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First one that sticks out is the one we talked about on Tue. just across from the Osceolas. Tecmuseh from the ski area is short and easy. For variety take the Sosman on your way out and go down the ski trails. You will get some decent views and a change from the very boring ascent by th regular trail. Hale is also an easy one in line with what you have done. Waumbek too. And then there is also Jackson, which you can add Webster to (not a 4K but with nice views too).

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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Brian, it was great to run into you guys the other day, thanks for taking the time to chat with us!

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The day after the Osceola's , I did Mt. Hale as a loop. The views were nothing like Osceola main peak but the woods walking is pleasant enough. Trails I used were, Hale Brook Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, and Zealand Trail with a roadwalk back to the car. Roughly the same milage as what you did with the Osceola's. Going up Hale Brook gets all the elevation out of the way and then the rest is a casual stroll through the woods. There is some nice bog bridging work on the Lend a Hand trail. Plus you get a pit stop at Zealand Hut.

Nice running into you guys the other day. Our way down was quite steep!

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Which way would you do the bonds as a day hike?


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Looking at Tom, Field, and Wiley next Friday, but that might be getting greedy....

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SilentCal wrote:

Nice running into you guys the other day. Our way down was quite steep!


You too, Jim, thanks for taking the time to chat with us, It was much appreciated!

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jdgibney wrote:
Looking at Tom, Field, and Wiley next Friday, but that might be getting greedy....


Nothing greedy about it! It is very doable! A carspot is nice so you can just go down to Ethan Pond trail and out that way, but backtracking to Avalon trail is not out of the question. Take the very short side trip off Avalon trail to Mt. Avalon itself if the views are nice. Been there once and it was socked in ( :evil: ), but I am told it is usually very nice. :lol:

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Take the very short side trip off Avalon trail to Mt. Avalon itself if the views are nice. Been there once and it was socked in ( :evil: ), but I am told it is usually very nice. :lol:

Brian


We were there Nov. 29th of '09 and though socked in for us, we still got some cool views:

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Definitely worth checking out

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jdgibney wrote:
Looking at Tom, Field, and Wiley next Friday, but that might be getting greedy....


That's not greedy at all - hit Avalon on the way up, with views on Field, then down to Willey, back and across to Tom. Just make sure to look up photos and details of the summits of Willey (because you're coming in from the less-usual direction) and Tom (because there's a lot of confusion up there).

Or - you could hit Jackson and Webster from Saco Lake. Only one 4K peak there but worth it.

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