Art at crystalacresnh.com
Tue May 18 19:56:23 CDT 2010
It is a surprising difficult up hill slog from rt 112 to Eliza Brook.
I did a slack pack from 112 (Kinsman Notch) to Franconia Notch during
a fog and rain storm. Didn't get in until 10 PM - I was very
surprised at how tough that hike was even after hiking it 3 times
before the slack.
>Ever since '97 it's been a 10-15 minute walk from the to top. I remember
>45-60 minute walk down from into the road back in '97. The old 2000
>databook show Moosilauke at 4802 and Beaver Brook at 3650 with Rt 112 at
>1812. That pretty much is the way I remember it as well. I spent the night
>at BB shelter. I remember it seemed like the data book was off on mileage
>when it came to the stretch between NH 112 and Eliza Brook Shelter. That
>stretch took me much longer than what I thought it should have taken me
>given the mileage listed in the book at the time. From what I remember they
>were starting to do the GPS of the trail in '97 to update the mileage
>figures. That was the only stretch given the terrain/topography I would
>have disagreed with based on the '96/'97 databook figures. I always hiked 3
>mph pace pretty much anywhere as long as I wasn't hiking behind/with
>someone. The only two stretches that never came out correct were 112-Eliza
>Brook and...quite naturally, Mahoosuc Notch.
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