Two Day Pemigewasset Traverse

Date of Hike: 6/13/09 - 6/14/09

Day One
Lincoln Woods/Wilderness Trail: 4.7 miles
Bondcliff Trail: 6.1 miles
West Bond Spur: 1.0 miles
Bondcliff Trail: .8 miles
Twinway (Including Zealand Summit): 4.8 miles
North Twin Spur: 2.6 miles
Twinway: .8 miles
Frost Trail: 1.0 miles
Total Miles: 21.8 miles (6,900 elevation gain)

Day Two
Garfield Ridge Trail: 6.6 miles
Franconia Ridge Trail: 5.0 miles
Osseo Trail: 4.1 miles
Lincoln Woods Trail: 1.5 miles
Total miles: 17.2 miles (4,400 elevation gain)

Two Day Total Miles: 39.0 miles (11,300 elevation gain)

Trip Report:
- Solo hike, overnight at Lincoln Woods parking lot, on trail at 5am
- Day one temperature 55-65 degrees, sunny, excellent visibility
- Got passed by a group of three hikers doing a one day Pemi loop, awesome!
- Hike down and back up to Zealand summit was aggravating
- Stayed overnight at Galehead Hut, arrived around 2:30pm
- Dinner at hut was a "Thanksgiving Dinner" soup/salad/turkey/stuffing/mashed potato/steamed vegetables and chocolate peanut butter squares for dessert!
- Lights out at 9:30pm
- Up at 6am on trail by 6:30am, missed out on breakfast
- Temperatures around 45 degrees, rain, fog, windy above tree line, miserable day
- Hiked at a rapid pace to avoid late afternoon thunder/lightening storms
- Finished at 2pm

Pictures: Click here to view all pictures

View from treeline on the Bondcliff Trail
Bondcliff and West Bond
Bondcliff from Mount Bond
Owl's Head and the Franconia Ridge

Mount Guyot
South Twin Summit
Galehead Mountain and Galhead Hut as seen from North Twin Summit Outlook
Presidential Range from the North twin Spur Trail
Night falls upon Galehead Hut
The Garfield Ridge Trail

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