South and Middle Carter...North and South Kinsman and Cannon Mountain

Date of Hike: 7/18/09 - 7/19/09

South and Middle Carter

Nineteen-Mile Brook Trail: 1.9 miles
Carter Dome Trail: 4.2 miles
Carter-Moriah Trail: 1.9 miles
Nineteen Mile Brook Trail: 1.9 miles
Total Miles: 11.8 (3,650 elevation gain)

North and South Kinsman, Cannon Mountain
Lonesome Lake Trail: 1.6 miles
Fishin' Jimmy Trail: 2.0 miles
Kinsman Ridge Trail: 8.4 miles
Pemi Trail: 2.0 miles

Total miles: 14.0 (4,850 elevation gain)

Trip Report:
Day one
- Solo hike, left RI at 7am, on trail at 10:45am
- Temperature 65-70 degrees, no wind, humid, mostly cloudy, limited views
- Passed by two AT through hikers
- Trails were wet but in decent shape
- Overnight in car at Lafayette parking lot
Day Two
- On trail at 6:30am
- Temperature 60-70 degrees, mostly clear, no wind, very good visibility
- Met one AT through hiker, gave him some "trail magic"
- Cannon Balls were a pain but were a cool part of the trail
- Cannon summit tower had annoying tourists that took the gondola up
- Pemi Trail was an unwelcome walk back to the car
- Gave a hiker a lift back to tramway parking area

Pictures: Click here to view all pictures

Brook crossing on Carter Dome Trail
Bogs on Carter-Moriah Trail Lonesome Lake Cannon Ball reflection
Franconia Ridge in the early morning sun
Lonesome Lake Hut
Fishin' Jimmy Trail
South Kinsman Summit
Mount Lafayette and Mount Lincoln from Cannon Summit
last mile of the Kinsman Ridge Trail
End of the Pemi Trail looking up to where
the Old Man on the Mountain used to be

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