Tag Archives: Cannon Mountain

Not Much Skiing to be Had? Time for a Hike

The time was ripe for a nice weekend hike two weeks ago. Prior to the big storm we just got in NE, the snow situation was getting a bit depressing.

We picked our target-Cannon, and packed for a two-day stay on Fraconia ridge.  We started the hike along with a big group decked out in the latest and greatest REI gear, and set out at a steady pace for the AMC hut at Lonesome Lake.  When we reached the Lake about an hour later, there were a number of other people gathered, like us, excited to be there.  We could see the hut just peaking out from the trees across the lake. read more

Cannon Mountain: November

With the winter fast approaching I’ve been more or less hell-bent on getting in as much hiking and other physical activity as possible.  With that in mind a short, steep, late fall hike with some superfluous gear in my pack seemed like just the ticket to get me warmed up for winter.  This time I went with Mike, a veteran 4 season hiker and old friend.  We met at the Lafayette Place Campground ( a primitive tent site) at 10 AM.  We were on the trail just a few minutes later.
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