Trip report

Lonesome Lake/ Cannon Mountain Hike

LGBTQ Hike DATE: 01/20/2024 - 01/20/2024

Trip/Event Location: Franconia, NH

Trip Leader(s): Bobcat

Max # People: 15

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

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Join us for a hike up around Lonesome Lake with an option to ascend Mt. Cannon.  We will meet at the Lafayette Campground and hike up the Lonesome Lake Trail to Lonesome Lake.  After

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Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Meet at Lafayette Campground Parking Lot or carpool from my house at Sugar Hill, NH (15 minutes away).


Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo

Despite Wind Chill Warnings with sub zero temps and gusty winds, we hiked up to Lonesome Lake Hut! The trail was well packed with snow so microspikes were sufficient for the trip.  There was about a foot of newly fallen fluffy snow. We were sheltered from the winds until we reached the lake, where the winds across the lake were very gusty with whiteouts. The trail around the lake to the hut was covered with deep snowdrifts.  The hut was warm inside with the woodstove so it was a nice break from the severe winter conditions outside.  We enjoyed a leisurely lunch at the hut chatting with the caretaker & warming up.  The Lonesome Lake Hut wasn't really "Lonesome" since there was going to be a full house there that night!  After evaluating the conditions at the hut, we decided to not continue to climb to Mt. Cannon due to the high risk of frostbite in exposed areas on the ridge & summit.  After the hike, we enjoyed a potluck with chili, pizza, & salad and a spirited game of Risk at Bear Pond!

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What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event

  • This was a wonderful weekend (even if you did annihilate me at Risk). Thank you so much, Bob! - Carl_B

Members That Participated

Bobcat

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Upton, MA


United States
Carl_B

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Leominster, MA


United States
nhclimber03264

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Plymouth, NH


United States
Twigs

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Townsend, MA


United States
baezfred

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Lancaster, NH


United States
MO

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Lancaster, NH


United States
jrdhiker

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Upton, MA


United States
Relayer

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Wayland, MA


United States
KeithES

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Jamaica Plain, MA


United States
rlricchi

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Somerville, MA


United States
Ricardo

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Boston, MA


United States
Carl_B Jan 27, 2024 at 3:44 PM

Comment: This was a wonderful weekend (even if you did annihilate me at Risk). Thank you so much, Bob!

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