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    Father's Day week-end in NH, the nighttime...

    Father's Day week-end in NH, the nighttime temperatures probably ranged between the 20's and the high 30's/low 40's, depending on where you were. The hikers I met said generally that they...
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    It doesn't look as if you're carrying way too...

    It doesn't look as if you're carrying way too much gear from your list-- although you take more clothes than I take. Unless you're going to be out in cold weather, leave the puffy and long underwear...
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    I was at Liberty Springs Tentsite just below the...

    I was at Liberty Springs Tentsite just below the Franconia Ridge, NH, Father's Day Week-end this year. The NOBO's I spoke to started between 2/22/2022 and late March 2022. They had experienced 5...
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    I will take the Bear Boxer. I have to figure out...

    I will take the Bear Boxer. I have to figure out how to PM you!
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    It is on a well traveled road, but I don't...

    It is on a well traveled road, but I don't actually know the answer. You could contact the GMC and/or the Long Trail Inn for more information.
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    There is also parking at the LT trailhead about a...

    There is also parking at the LT trailhead about a mile or so from the Long Trail Inn.
  7. I am so sorry to read about the hiker who died. ...

    I am so sorry to read about the hiker who died. I was a volunteer Alpine Steward this past week-end on the Franconia Range. There were many hikers and back-packers, either hiking the AT or the Pemi...
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    The Green Mountain Club maintains a list of...

    The Green Mountain Club maintains a list of shuttlers.
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    I also have hot, sweaty, feet. I never wear...

    I also have hot, sweaty, feet. I never wear Gortex hiking shoes/boots except in the winter. I wear Keen non-Gortex shoes or boots with one pair of wool socks. In mid-summer, I wear thinner socks...
  10. I don't think that anyone mentioned that there...

    I don't think that anyone mentioned that there are tentsites on the trail -- Liberty Springs in Franconia, Garfield Tentsite, Guyette tentsite (off trail), Ethan Pond, Osgood.
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    Thanks for sharing this information. I signed...

    Thanks for sharing this information. I signed the petition opposing the plan.
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    Your wife could drop you and the children off at...

    Your wife could drop you and the children off at the southern terminus, drive to GMC HQ and get shuttled back. Calling GMC HQ is your best bet.
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    I did a figure 8 of the Northern Loop and Mother...

    I did a figure 8 of the Northern Loop and Mother Mountain in mid August and had a spectacular time. Your trip report is very informative and will be useful to anyone planning a trip.
  14. Thanks for sharing your experience as it is a...

    Thanks for sharing your experience as it is a good reminder to all of us that accidents do happen and why it is so important to be prepared. I hope you have a full and speedy recovery.
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    The Green Mountain Club maintains a list of...

    The Green Mountain Club maintains a list of shuttlers.
  16. As Slo-go'en wrote, you may want to stay at Lake...

    As Slo-go'en wrote, you may want to stay at Lake of the Clouds hut. It is not clear how much of the Presidential Traverse you are doing. There are campsite, where I assume one could put up a...
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    I don't live in that part of the state so don't...

    I don't live in that part of the state so don't have an answer for you about road construction. I suggest you contact the Green Mountain Club. Someone should have information about the road. In...
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    I am intrigued by the ideas about alternate...

    I am intrigued by the ideas about alternate hikes. I completed the AT as a section hiker in 10 of 14 summers. I am still working but have a goal to thru when I turn 70 in 3 1/2 years. I have a...
  19. Unlike most, if not all, of the people who...

    Unlike most, if not all, of the people who responded, I read the message from Walking Nature World and skimmed the video. The message, which is repeated in the video, is that legs don't need any...
  20. Thanks for the info about campsites and water,...

    Thanks for the info about campsites and water, which comfirms info in the trail guide.
  21. Thanks for those two websites!

    Thanks for those two websites!
  22. Thanks to both of you for the feedback. The...

    Thanks to both of you for the feedback. The trail guide does indicate it is dry on the Davis Path and the Mt. Parker Trail. Since I'll be backpacking, I planned to drop down for water and/or...
  23. Hiking from Bartlett trailhead to Mt. Washington

    About 30 years ago, I hiked the Mt. Langdon/Mt. Stanton trails and have always been intrigued about the idea of hiking to Mt. Washington. Since I will not be traveling far this summer (I had nabbed a...
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    The most helpful information anyone can give you...

    The most helpful information anyone can give you is what you will face in NH or ME if you do not follow COVID-19 protocols. In those states, as well as Vermont, the confirmed cases are pretty low...
  25. Although the Governor Scott's stay-at-home...

    Although the Governor Scott's stay-at-home provisions in Vermont extend through May 15, 2020, the Green Mountain Club, which monitors the 100 miles of AT in Vermont, has different protocols for...
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