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Peaks
Peaks Lonesome Lake, Basin Cascades, NH
Trails
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Around Lonesome Lake Trail, Cascade Brook Trail, Basin-Cascades Trail, Pemi Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was already @ OBP/FW trailhead for volunteering in the AM but of course that lot filled up quickly. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing just N of Cascade Brook/Basin-Cascades junction was not a problem (rock-hopped). 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: IIRC: one branchy tree has fallen about mid-way through this section of the Pemi Trail. Had my pack saw not been in another pack I could have cleared it without too much trouble. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any. 
Bugs
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
 
Comments
Comments: Too nice to head home after a volunteer shift - but not enough time for anything too significant - I took this walk to enjoy the beautiful afternoon weather and some nice features in Franconia Notch. Lonesome Lake was splendid and the views toward the Franconia Ridge were among the most crisp I had ever seen. From there I dipped down to Cascade Brook and then the Basin Cascades to enjoy their sights and sounds. Pemi Trail was a chill route back to complete the loop. Many folks out enjoying the day - obviously more so around Lonesome Lake and the Basin - but still a great way to spend a bit of outside time in the afternoon.

A few tress are staring to exhibit vibrant red leaves...it won't be long now.  
Name
Name: HMJ 
E-Mail
E-Mail: trailsntrees(at)gmail(dot)com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-09-21 
Link
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