Sunday, Sep 20, 2020 9:30a -
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy
Medford, MA 02155
Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
Lets hike Cannon mountain, a NH 4000 footer on Sunday. It is a steep one, but the elevation gain is considerably lower than 4000ft, and 3.8 miles in length. So not easy, but not long either. This will be a relatively slower paced hike, with many stops to enjoy ourselves and take in the stunning, 59 degrees, sunny weather. We will be spending a while soaking in the peak as well. So, hard work but at a chill pace with plenty of breaks and views.
If you are looking to go fast, not take your time enjoying the scenery, or go off on your own, this is not the hike for you!
After descent, we will head down to the adjoining and stunning lonesome lake to lounge and take it in. There's a loop there around the lake which we won't be doing by default, but if we all get the itch while there, we can!
A relatively short but steep ascent up Cannon Mountain via the Hi-Cannon trail and descend via the Kinsman Ridge Lonssome Lake Trails. The views on the summit are incredible, including Franconia Notch, Mount Lafayette, Little Haystack, and Mount Lincoln. We'll start on Lonesome Lake Trail towards the first junction, where we'll turn onto the Hi-Cannon Trail. This will be the steepest part of the hike and the most direct route to the summit. After reaching the summit, we'll descend via the Kinsman Ridge Trail towards Lonesome Lake. Lonesome Lake is a high elevation lake that has incredible views including Franconia Ridge and the Cannonballs.
1. Do you have any recent 4,000 footer experience or planning to any before this hike? List them below
2. Do you have the required gear for this adventure (listed in the event description)?
Check for the directions from all-trails or the link in this post. Once you reach the parking for the Lafayette Campground Visitor Center, head south along the Franconia Notch State Park Recreational Trail where you'll run into another parking lot. From here, head west on Lonesome Lake trail, where we will begin the hike.
What to bring for hiking:
1) Hiking boots or trail runners (not regular tennis shoes)
2) 2 - 3 liters of water
3) Sandwich and food
4) Electrolytes - yes, a gatorade or other version is mandatory
5) Electronic or physical maps of the hike (as included above). I am not a guide and this is not a guided expedition, just a group of people who want to hike together
6) Hat, sunglasses, bug spray, and SPF protection
7) Athletic clothing
8) Positive attitude
If you have questions, feel free to comment below or use the Ridj-it chat and I will respond as soon as possible! Thank you for being a team player and looking forward to a great adventure!