TRIPS & EVENTS

Cannon Mountain

Hiking/Walk
DATE: Mar 17, 2018 Saturday
END DATE: Mar 17, 2018 Saturday

Trip/Event Location: Lincoln NH

Trip Leader(s)


Gandalf
Campton, NH United States

Meeting Time: 10:30 AM

Max # People: 15

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level:

Moderate to Strenuous

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Region: New England

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Summary

Let’s hike to the highest beer tap in NH, which is at 4080’ on St. Patrick's Day!

Yep, this is a peak of a NH 4000 footer, which makes hiking Cannon a fun one! We will hike up the Kinsman Ridge Trail which goes along the tramway and enjoy the wonderful views of Franconia Notch with Lincoln, Lafayette and the Kinsman’s. We will also be where the Old Man of the Mountain used to hangout.

We will summit the tower to make the climb official and then visit the highest beer tap in NH which is in the summit lodge. Here we will enjoy lunch, a beer and then head back down the way we came up. You will need your MicroSpikes for sure and all your winter hiking gear. Make sure you are in the cardio fitness level that you will need for this short, steep, tough burst up the mountain.

You may look at this and think that it is only a 2 mile hike up but it will be an elevation gain of 2100 feet that will test your endurance! This a steep hike and can be slippery.

Start time: 10:30 AM

RT mileage: 4.2 miles

Elevation gain: 2100 feet 

You must be prepared for this hike with the proper foot wear, clothing, food and hydration. No jeans. Bring hand warmers for your gloves. Wear winter-insulated boots on your feet, warm socks, dress in layers [no cotton], gloves [mittens are best], warm hat and headlamp/flashlight. Some guys like to have a scarf/neck gaiter to keep their neck warm, gaiters for their boots to keep snow off their boots, ski poles and small thermos for something hot to drink. Don't forget water, lunch and snacks.

If you have questions about this hike, please contact us. 

Apres Hiking Dinner:  Everyone is welcome to join us back at our house in Waterville Valley to relax by our fireplace [BYOB and bring snacks] followed by one of Jon's delicious dinners. We ask $10 per person to help pay for our food costs. Showers are available so bring a change of clothing to make your visit with us more comfortable.

Lodging Option: Bunk beds are available at our house [with Wi Fi] near Waterville Valley, NH. It's $35 for Saturday that includes dinner. Coffee/bagels each morning and linen/blankets/towels are provided. Space is limited so email ASAP to reserve a bunk!

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

The trailhead is off a dirt road from the Cannon Ski Area parking lot to the left. We’ll be driving a blue Toyota Tacoma Truck. Please use the comment section on this hike to arrange carpooling.

The travel time to the trailhead from Manchester, NH is approximately 1.5 hours Boston is 2.5 hours. Please plan your travel accordingly so you are in your boots and ready to go at the hike start time, 10:30AM. 

Trip Leader

Gandalf

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Campton, NH


United States

members signed up for this event

Robert.L

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Spencer, MA


United States
dpbyrnes

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Ipswich, MA


United States
Scorpione

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Boston / Cape Ann, MA


United States
alebrewernh

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Goshen, NH


United States
dan410

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Leominster, MA


United States
Discuss This Trip/Event
DaveNorthEast Posted Feb 26, 2018 at 6:49 AM

Thank's for taking over the hike Rob, unfortunately I'm going to bail out as it's too far a drive for me to do up and back in a day. Hope you guys have a great hike.Dave

Robert.L Posted Feb 25, 2018 at 7:32 PM

I plan on spending Friday evening at Lonesome Lake Hut - a short night hike will be nice (headlamp required). If you want to join me - just reserve a space and e-mail me so we can set the meeting time.

Gandalf Posted Feb 25, 2018 at 4:23 PM

Due to an unexpected scheduling conflict, Jon and I will be unable to run this trip. Fortunately, Rob had stepped in to run it on our behalf. If you were planning to spend the night with us, we can no longer do so but there are plenty of lodging options in the area if you search the web.

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