Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My 18th (North Kinsman) and 19th (South Kinsman) 4,000 footers!

The end-of-July hike (Mount Willey, Mount Field, and Mount Tom) are grouped together in Crawford Notch State Park in the "middle group" (in the far-right green circle).
Previous hikes have been:
Cannon Mountain is the far-left green circle
just east of Cannon are Mount Lincoln and Mount Lafayette
south of them are Mount Flume and Mount Liberty (in the lower green circle)
Mount Hale is the middle-upper green circle
while today's hike (North Kinsman and South Kinsman) are in the red square:




Using Map My Walk, I went up Lonesome Lake Trail (1.4 miles), around the southeast side of Lonesome Lake (0.3 miles), then up Fishin' Jimmy Trail to Kinsman Junction (2.1 miles), then along the Kinsman Ridge Trail, stopping at the overlook on North Kinsman (0.6 miles), then over to South Kinsman summit (1.0 miles). I backtracked (1.5 miles) through North Knisman and took a right down the Kinsman Pond Trail (around beautiful Kinsman Pond!) (2.6 miles). When it intersected, I took a left up Cascade Brook Trail up to Lonesome Lake (0.9 miles), then returned down Lonesome Lake Trail to the parking area (1.5 miles). I covered 11.9 miles in 5 hours 15 minutes. I covered about 6,150 feet in climbing elevation (2420 up, 150 down, 250 up, 1920 down, 410 up, and then finally 1000 down):


Lonesome Lake Trail is a good trail, for hikers of just about all abilities:


Lonesome Lake is as beautiful as ever:


and it empties into the woods at the southern end


Fishin' Jimmy Trail gets a little crazy - that's the Trail going up on the left, and that's a mossy waterfall on the right


a nice view from a clearing


The Kinsman Ridge Trail


My selfie on North Kinsman


and the view across Franconia Notch at Mounts Lafayette, Lincoln, Liberty and Flume!!!


the view north towards Cannon Mountain


My selfie on South Kinsman (finally a cairn!!)


back down to Kinsman Pond Trail:


and Kinsman Pond (wow de wow de wow!!):


the trail literally goes down a brook:

another blog (SectionHiker) supports my impression of a wet tricky trail (but FUN)

the stream


and waterfall!!


the trail back up to Lonesome Lake (the top part of Cascade Brook Trail) is nice:


and that's all for today! WOW, what a HIKE - Thank you God for a GREAT DAY!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
146 miles -- Depot Diner (where I had a great breakfast date with Wendy!) up 93 North to trailhead parking lot (3 hours)
11.9 miles -- hiking (5 hours 15 minutes)
3 hours -- to get home

Continuing to listen to all my songs, in alphabetical order. I listened to 72 songs, all in the E's
Quick note: "WM_" stands for Warren Miller ski movie soundtrack, which I built
The Epic Pat Metheny Group American Garage
Epilogue Bill Evans Everybody Digs Bill Evans
Epilogue Grateful Dead Europe '72 (Live) (2 cds)
Epilogue (Nothing 'Bout Me) Sting Ten Summoner's Tales
Episode D'Azur Pat Metheny Group We Live Here
Epistle To Dippy Donovan Donovan's Greatest Hits
Epitaph (2009 New Stereo Album Mix) King Crimson In The Court Of The Crimson King
Eple Röyksopp Ultra Chilled 01.1
Equatorial Lô Borges Beleza Tropical: Brazil Classics 1
Equitoreal Dubtribe Sound System Hed Kandi - Base Ibiza
Eric's Theme Vangelis Chariots Of Fire
Erie Canal Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
Eruption Van Halen Van Halen
Esawayo Samite Stars To Share
Eskimo Damien Rice O
Eskimo - ski Damien Rice WM_HigherGround
Eskimo Blue Day Jefferson Airplane Volunteers
Eskimo Blue Day Jefferson Airplane Woodstock Two (2 cds)
Eskimo Blue Day Jefferson Airplane 2400 Fulton Street [Disc 2]
Especially For You Kylie Minogue Ultimate Kylie
Espimel's Journey Roger Espinoza Café Fuego
Esta Noche Federico Aubele Gran Hotel Buenos Aires
Estate (Summer) Eliane Elias Bossa Nova Stories
Este Seu Olhar Diana Krall Quiet Nights
Estupenda Graca Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls
Et Si C'etait La Fin (As If It Were The End) Pat Metheny Secret Story (2 cds)
Eternal Caravan Of Reincarnation Santana Caravanserai
Eternal Flame The Bangles Greatest Hits (The Bangles)
Eu E O Meu Amor / Lamento No Morro Quarteto Jobim-Morlenbaum Samba Bossa Nova
Eugene's Ragtop W.G. "Snuffy" Walden Music by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Eulogy Frank Turner England Keep My Bones
Euphoria Delerium Pure Moods: Celestial Celebration
Euphoria (Firefly) Delerium Karma
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye Bobby Short Late Night At The Cafe Carlyle
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye Carmen McRae The Very Best of Cole Porter
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye Sarah Vaughan Cocktails With Cole Porter
Eva Ozomatli Live At The Fillmore
Eva Ozomatli Ozomatli
Evacuate The Dancefloor (Radio Edit) Cascada Now That's What I Call Club Hits 2
Evacuation Of The West Bruce Springsteen Before The Fame (2 cds)
Evangeline Little Big Town A Place To Land
Eve, The Apple Of My Eye Bell X1 Music From The OC: Mix 4
Even Better Than The Real Thing The Persuasions The Persuasions Sing U2
Even Flow Pearl Jam Ten
Even Flow Pearl Jam WM_HigherGround
Even The Losers Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Damn The Torpedoes
Even The Losers Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Greatest Hits (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
Even The Trees Are Dancing The Waterboys This Is The Sea [Disc 2]
Evening Michael Jones 20 Years of Narada Piano [Disc 2]
Evening Meditation Van Morrison Best Of Van Morrison Volume Two
Evensong Dan Gibson/Michael Maxwell Emerald Forest ~ A Celtic Sanctuary
Eventide Spirit Time Circle (1968-1972)
Ever After 松居慶子 20 Years of Narada Piano [Disc 2]
Ever Since I Stole The Blues Mose Allison Allison Wonderland: Anthology [Disc 2]
Ever Since The World Ended Mose Allison Allison Wonderland: Anthology [Disc 2]
Ever Since The World Ended (Live) Mose Allison The Mose Chronicles Vol. 1
Everbody's Just Like Me Livingston Taylor Last Alaska Moon
The Everlasting First Love All Day Thumbsucker Revisited: Blue Thumb Records (2 cds)
Everlasting Love Courtney Reid Love Struck
Everlasting Love Gloria Estefan The Very Best Of Gloria Estefan
Everlasting Love Jamie Cullum Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason
Everlasting Love U2 B-Sides 1980-1990
Everlasting Love (Video Version) Gloria Estefan Greatest Hits Vol. II
Everlong Foo Fighters WM_ColdFusion
Everloving Moby Play
Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You Bee Gees Best Of The Bee Gees
Every Day James Taylor Greatest Hits Volume 2
Every Day (I Thank You) Pat Metheny 80/81 (2 cds)
Every Hungry Woman The Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band
Every Little Kiss Bruce Hornsby & The Range The Way It Is
Every Little Thing The Beatles Beatles VI [Capitol Album]
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police Ghost In The Machine

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