Thirteen Falls Loop Backpack
Backpacking DATE: 07/15/2022 - 07/17/2022
Trip/Event Location: Twin Mountain, NH
Trip Leader(s): Richardg
Max # People: 6
Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
Difficulty Level: Strenuous
This backpack will be a 3-day, 31-mile scenic loop that takes us into the most remote part of the Pemigewasset Wilderness below Franconia Ridge. We will summit three, four thousand footers: Mt....
Logistics: We will spot cars at Gale River Trailhead so we can drive to Garfield trailhead starting point after the hike.
Garfield Trailhead (Starting Point): Located on the Gale River Loop Road (FR 92) off of NH Rte. 3 near Trudeau Road
Gale River Trailhead (Finish): Located on the Gale River Road (FR 92) off of Rte. 3 in Twin Mountain.
Mother Nature cooperated with beautiful, summer weather and few black flies or mosquitoes. This was a challenging multi-day backpack with heavy packs and steep ascents. Although there were a few minor navigational mishaps (we hiked in the wrong direction from the summit of Mount Garfield… Ooops), the group was amenable with great camaraderie. The hike up Owl’s Head was a vertical one mile and was intense and sweaty. We would have enjoyed more time to swim in the deep pools at Thirteen Falls, but that will be for the next time!
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