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Arethusa Falls (WI3-4) - Ice Climbing

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Pano photo of Arethusa Falls Arethusa Falls (WI3-4) Crawford Notch, NH Beautiful bluebird day for some spring ice climbing! John and I checked out Walk In The Forest and it wasn't looking good. Most of it was in full sun and looking really baked (scary). I suggested we check out Arethusa Falls so we back-tracked along the railroad tracks and headed up the Arethusa Falls Trail. The 1.5 mile trail was well-packed and there were some hikers already coming down. They confirmed solid ice and no flowing water like John and Phil had encountered couple weeks prior. Like Waterfall (WI3) the week before, we had the falls all to ourselves. But there were many photographers, hikers and their dogs who came to the falls while we were climbing. John did a fantastic job leading up the left-center. At the start the ice was solid. But at the middle there was a lot of snow and about 3/4 way the ice was pretty bad, but under it was solid. The flowing water in the center definitely caught my a

Three Falls for Boomer - Waterfalls & Hiking

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Spent overnight at my friend's vacation rental. Conveniently located right off of Route 16 in North Conway but super quiet and comfy! We had plans to hike to Arethusa Falls making a loop along the Frankenstein Cliff trail. But my old  buddy Boomer was a bit sore so we backtracked to the trailhead stopping off at Bemis Falls for lunch, and then Coliseum Falls. As you can see by my photos, Boomer absolutely loved all 3 beautiful falls! Along the Arethusa Trail

Arethusa Falls - Winter Solo Hike

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Arethusa Falls & Frankenstein Cliff - Hiking

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Arethusa Falls (2,000 ft) Frankenstein Cliff (2,150 ft) Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft cumulative Trails: Arethusa Falls and Frankenstein Cliff Distance: 4.7 miles roundtrip Duration: 4 hours Difficulty: Moderate I don't get a chance to drive through Crawford Notch very often, but when I do, it's always a treat to see how beautiful this part of the White Mountains are. I met with other members of the New England Over 50 Hiking group this morning at the trailhead of the upper parking lot just off of Route 302. The weather was perfect, a bit chilly but sunny and comfortable. Reading other reviews of this particular hike, most take the Frankenstein Cliff trail first, then make the loop to the falls. Steve, our meetup group organizer, took us in the opposite direction.    The trail to the falls is pleasant and an easy hike walk. There were several wooden bridge crossings and no grand views as the trail is entirely wooded. There were many others on the trail as wel