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  • #16
    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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    • #17
      Re: Franconia Ridge Trail

      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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      NHTourGuide.com

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      • #18
        Re: Franconia Ridge Trail

        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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        • #19
          Re: Franconia Ridge Trail

          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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          • #20
            Re: Franconia Ridge Trail

            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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            • #21
              Re: Franconia Ridge Trail

              Originally posted by CFP_1970 View Post
              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
              It is deceiving for sure. At least its not straight down. So if you tripped and fell off the side of the trail you're not going to fall 3,000 feet? Thats all I car about. On the other hand I drive the Mt. Washington Auto Road every year so whats the difference right?

              Originally posted by CFP_1970 View Post
              nice, we may have to start a waterfall tour
              Sure... Waterfall hikes are our favorite by far. It gives a nice destination and something to try to find besides the top of a mountain.
              Matt Goodwin
              Admin
              NHTourGuide.com

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              • #22
                Re: Franconia Ridge Trail

                Originally posted by NHTourGuide View Post
                It is deceiving for sure. At least its not straight down. So if you tripped and fell off the side of the trail you're not going to fall 3,000 feet?
                don't get me wrong there are a couple spots where you don't want to trip.
                other then that, no if you trip you won't tumble down the mountain.

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                • #23
                  Re: Franconia Ridge Trail

                  Originally posted by CFP_1970 View Post
                  don't get me wrong there are a couple spots where you don't want to trip.
                  other then that, no if you trip you won't tumble down the mountain.
                  That doesn't sound as bad. Sort of like the auto road, a couple spots where you don't want to get too close to the edge there also.
                  Matt Goodwin
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                  NHTourGuide.com

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                  • #24
                    Re: Franconia Ridge Trail

                    Ive been on the Franconia Ridge Trail, it is very nice. If you are a hiker this is a trail not to be missed!

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                    • #25
                      Re: Franconia Ridge Trail

                      The Franconia Ridge Trail and Crawford Path (in the Presidential Range) are without a doubt 2 of the best hikes in the White Mountains.

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