Archive for May 2012

Trip Report for Pemi Loop

Ariel and Colin Taylor, Steve Bussolari, and Fred Knight

Trip Report for Pemi Loop, 26-28 May 2012

An adventure: The Pemigawasset Loop CCW, starting and ending at Lincoln Woods—3 days, 32+ miles, 10kft+ elevation gain. The four of us hiked the 8 peaks: Bondcliff, Bond, South Twin, Garfield, Lafayette, Lincoln, Liberty, and Flume. Ariel and Colin added West Bond. Steve added West Bond and Galehead.

Summary: ~32.6 miles over 3 days, 24 hours, 10,600′ elevation gain.

–Fred (aka tarpman)


North and South Kinsman

Fred Knight, Steve Bussolari, John Moores

North and South Kinsman, 20 May 2012. Here’s the route: mapThe three of us drove independently from Boston to Franconia Notch, did the hike from Lafayette Campground to South Kinsman together, then parted ways. The day warmed from the early 50s to the 60s under cloudless but hazy conditions. We met a young couple a few times on our way to Kinsman Hut, getting passed when we continued around Lonesome Lake through Fred’s misguidance. They were continuing on to Canon Mt after N/S Kinsman and finally a bike run back to the campground—big day.

Mt. Tecumseh Trail, My peak #48 of 48 of NH 4000’ers

Fred Knight, Steve Bussolari, Jerry Rubin
2012 May 6

mt tecumsehMy final peak of the 48 New Hampshire 4000’ers was a short hike (6.2 miles) to Mt. Tecumseh.

The three of us met at the northern trail head for Mt Tecumseh Trail off Tripoli Road. Temperatures in the 50s. Hike up along mostly dry trail took 1:45. View south toward Tripyramids from the top and a pleasant place for a rest. Saw WindRiverJohn and Pepper at the trail head, but they scurried off in front of us. Met the keepers of at the top and many other hikers coming up on our way down. I brought smoked salmon, cheese, and biscotti to celebrate. We stayed at the summit for 40 minutes. See Steve’s trail report.

Summary: 6.2 miles, 2400′ rise, 4:06, Mt Tecumseh #48.