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    Re: Franconia Ridge Trail

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Maybe I will plan on it this summer. Are there any parts that are steep, not good with heights but im ok as long as im firmly planted.
    some parts are rocky jumbles, and across the ridge is up there but it's not to bad.
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    Re: Franconia Ridge Trail

    Quote Originally Posted by RVGuy View Post
    I see someone in your group was smoking. Maybe I can handle that hike!! lol
    you can do it, one foot in front of the other is all it takes

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    Re: Franconia Ridge Trail

    Quote Originally Posted by CFP_1970 View Post
    some parts are rocky jumbles, and across the ridge is up there but it's not to bad.
    Are there other trails along the Franconia Ridge Trail that aren't so steep or don't go through the ravines? Probably not as exciting im sure.

    I am also not good with heights but love to hike.

    ... Just had a flashback of the Berlin overlook. Ever been there?
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    Re: Franconia Ridge Trail

    Quote Originally Posted by CFP_1970 View Post
    you can do it, one foot in front of the other is all it takes
    Maybe you should be a hiking guide for all us that are afraid of heights lol

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    Re: Franconia Ridge Trail

    Quote Originally Posted by NHTourGuide View Post
    Are there other trails along the Franconia Ridge Trail that aren't so steep or don't go through the ravines? Probably not as exciting im sure.

    I am also not good with heights but love to hike.

    ... Just had a flashback of the Berlin overlook. Ever been there?
    here is some info on Franconia Ridge.

    http://home.earthlink.net/~ellozy/franconia.html

    i have never done Berlin Overlook, but my wife has R.A. and is unable to do long strenuous hikes anymore so i am always looking for shorter hikes for us.

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    Re: Franconia Ridge Trail

    there is not a lot to be afraid of unless being on the ridge and looking 3000 feet down either side is what you mean by being afraid of heights.
    even with that there is a solid trail to keep your feet on so it's not like being on a ladder or anything like that.
    if you tried it i don't think you would have a problem, i have seen kids do it.

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    Re: Franconia Ridge Trail

    Quote Originally Posted by CFP_1970 View Post
    here is some info on Franconia Ridge.

    http://home.earthlink.net/~ellozy/franconia.html

    i have never done Berlin Overlook, but my wife has R.A. and is unable to do long strenuous hikes anymore so i am always looking for shorter hikes for us.
    Thanks for the info. The Berlin overlook isnt too bad. When you get there it is a straight drop off, probably 1,000 feet or so with no fence or anything to stop someone from going over the edge. It is right on the snowmobile/ATV trail system, maybe a bad combination actually.

    RA is not much fun. I have a relative that has that.

    I started logging NH waterfall hikes and the difficulty of each hike. I started with the easier ones so you might find some good hikes with your wife
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    Re: Franconia Ridge Trail

    Quote Originally Posted by CFP_1970 View Post
    there is not a lot to be afraid of unless being on the ridge and looking 3000 feet down either side is what you mean by being afraid of heights.
    even with that there is a solid trail to keep your feet on so it's not like being on a ladder or anything like that.
    if you tried it i don't think you would have a problem, i have seen kids do it.
    Yep, 3,000 feet down on either side is 100% what I mean by afraid of heights. Can't hike light if I am carryin a load!

    How wide is the path on that ridge?

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    Re: Franconia Ridge Trail

    Quote Originally Posted by RVGuy View Post
    How wide is the path on that ridge?
    it is 4 or 5 feet across in spots and more in other spots.
    i don't know if you can get an idea of how wide from these pics but this us workin across the ridge.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...8&l=7d4b652b4d

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...5&l=145b88b32d

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...8&l=145e52f423

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...5&l=1648286fda

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    Re: Franconia Ridge Trail

    Quote Originally Posted by NHTourGuide View Post
    Thanks for the info. The Berlin overlook isnt too bad. When you get there it is a straight drop off, probably 1,000 feet or so with no fence or anything to stop someone from going over the edge. It is right on the snowmobile/ATV trail system, maybe a bad combination actually.

    RA is not much fun. I have a relative that has that.

    I started logging NH waterfall hikes and the difficulty of each hike. I started with the easier ones so you might find some good hikes with your wife
    nice, we may have to start a waterfall tour

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