The hike up to Cannon Mountain was filled with spectacular views of the Franconia Ridgeline from a distance and looking down into Lonesome Lake. Towards the later portion of the trail, there is a constructed timber ladder that takes you right past a rocky outcropping to yet more rock to walk upon. It was exhilarating and definitely a hike to do on a day where there is no precipitation because of the last section fashioned out of smoothed rock.
One of my favorite loops is a 6.4 mile loop that includes Lonesome Lake, waterfalls, and the Basin. The best kept secret for a relatively easy day hike would be this hike. There isn’t a ton of elevation gained and you can even switch direction in order to avoid climbing 1,800 feet. I videoed a particular section that isn’t too far from the Basin that provides granite slabs and boulders crowding the Cascade Brook as the hiker follows it up to Lonesome Lake. Take a look at one of my favorite stopping points along the way!
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