I've heard about this mountain many times but thought it wasn't "big" enough. On a whim I decided to go because it's the closest to Boston. Took the Carriage trail, sumitted, and then down the Beaver Brook. Basically a nice, easy hike, although the Beaver Brook trail was steep. Had fantastic weather and great views. Spent the night at the Beaver Brook shelter. Met 3 through hikers on their way to Katadin, and shared some of my food with them. We had an absolutely beautiful dawn as we looked down into the vally that was covered with fog. The wind was nearly still so the fog just quietly shrouded everything below and was very still and quite. Hard to describe the feeling of peace when looking down on that unless you've been there.
A beautiful day. A fun semi-scramble up Gorge Brook and down the carriage road.
This was part of my Appalachian Trail thru-hike, and most notably the first time in my life I had ever been above tree-line.
Rainy day during my Appalachian Trail thru-hike.
Climbed with a large group from the MIT outing club. I might have the year wrong. One fella in our tent slept with a wheel of Brie chees in his sleeping bag. Froze solid. ha Unfortunetly, it was the only food he brought. But we were nice and shared... :-) hmmm...hot chocolate
Very quick evening hike. Gorgeous summit area, I would like to do it again with more time to admire the view and enjoy the hike. See trip report for more details -Quick Evening Hike
Rode the Gorge Brook Trail from the summit to Ravine Lodge. Conditions were so good I climbed back up the Snapper and Carriage Road for a second run. Crusty above 3500", especially out of the trees.
This is a great mountain to climb in the winter. It gives you a little above tree-line experience with great views. I did it with my dog Jake in January.
alas i failed to summit. attempted beaver brook trail. we lost the trail a few hundred yards in when it crossed the stream. ended up bushwacking for a couple hours til we found the trail again! after climbing along the most beautiful trail i have ever climbed, we reached what we thought was the summit at about 7pm, only to look up and see the true summit another 800 feet or so higher up. turns out we were on mt blue and had another couple hours to reach the summit but we were out of time and had to turn back or we would be desending after dark in the woods. we did not know at that time that my wife (and climbing partner) was 2 months pregnant!! we found out a month and 2 mountains later!
one of the first "big" mountains i hiked.. not to be dramatic.. but this hike changed my life
My last peak for the NE115 in NH. Went up the Al Merrill trail to the Ridge Trail from Ravine Lodge. Beautiful 10 mile loop and great views! 4 more peaks in Maine left!
Climbed after a November snow in 2004. Lots of fun!
First of many ascents, a fine peak with a great variety of trails
Long enough ago I don't remember the route. I do remember 6" of fresh snow with more coming down, and some of us duct taping our cotton sweatpants to our boot to fashion gaiters. My adult self shudders.
don't remember much about it - have to do it again
Great maintainance of the trail. Bravo Dartmouth
Another cloudy start to the day, but then cleared up when we reached the summit. Winds were extreeeeemely significant. Quite chilly, but beautiful day with the sweetest guy alive. Clouds were really neat rolling over the mountains. Saw a moose! Good day.
Summit in and out of the clouds with very high winds. After ten minutes on the summit the clouds cleared out and the views were amazing. It was quite cold with the wind chill, but well worth it. Absolutely gorgeous day and I summitted with my girlfriend Nicolle.
2001 climb had been cloudy - didn't get to see much. Made up for it yesterday with a spectacular spring day, almost total solitude on a Friday afternoon.