Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Burnt Meadow Mountain

Short hike, great elevation gain, super views of mountains and lake
Brownfield, ME
2.4 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:
1194 ft
Hike Time:
2 hours
Summary: Three steep ascents leading to small peaks. The second is the hardest because it is tedious. The third is the shortest and steepest - hand over hand climbing may be required. There is loose gravel on the trail making it more dangerous. The view of Mt. Chocorua is very nice. Mt. Washington can be seen.Crampons are a must if you hike this in the winter. A good family hike.
Trailhead: Route 160 approximately 1/2 mile south of the pond. Trailhead is not marked but there is an obvious parking area. The trail starts not at the center of the parking area but on the right side if you are facing into the parking area. (Lat:43.91842 Lon:-70.88285)

Autumn Hike Up Rattlesnake Mountain

The Frassati Society joined with college Environmental Club for an enjoyable walk up nearby Rattlesnake Mountain.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Douglas Mountain

Climb into and up the stone fire tower atop Douglas Mountain

Douglas Mountain provides an easy getaway from campus as well as a unique perspective from its stone tower

Webster and Jackson Summits

The greyjays that we encountered on the Webster summit were especially friendly or hungry or both!

The Frassati Society takes its name from Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati whose personal motto was verso l'alto,
which translates to the top.

Kelly Bailey provided excellent trip preparation for an all day excursion into Crawford Notch within the White Mountain National Forest where a few hearty souls spent the day hiking a six and a half mile loop trail leading to the summits of both Webster and Jackson Mountains--the latter of the two is included among the four thousand footers.

Hawk Mountain

Fall break on Columbus Day weekend coincided with weather that beckoned leaf peepers and hikers to hit the trail. Frank Dagget served as a trip leader and host for a group of students who enjoyed splendid views and a beautiful sunset from nearby Hawk Mountain.