Episode 23 - Flags on the 48 and Fall Foliage in the White Mountains
Sounds Like A Search And Rescue PodcastAugust 27, 2021
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Episode 23 - Flags on the 48 and Fall Foliage in the White Mountains


Welcome to the Sounds Like a Search and Rescue Podcast! Also known as SLASR. 

Join an experienced search and rescue volunteer and his friend as they discuss all things related to hiking and search and rescue in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. 

This week we discuss the Flags on the 48 and we give our advice about fall foliage in New Hampshire. 


  • Mike is distracted
  • Thanks to sponsors and donors
Inside the Line: The Catskills, a new podcast
Beer Talk

  • Recent Hikes - Prospecting in the Whites, Monadnock

  • 9/11 memories

  • Fall Foliage Discussion (See notes below)
  • Mahoosuc Traverse Discussion

  • Recent Search and Rescue Discussion (See notes below)
  • River Dave
  • Wood Devil - Cryptid Creature

  • Maura Murray Update
Mowgli Trail

Show Notes

Recent Search and Rescues

Fall Foliage Notes

  • First thing to be aware of is the timeline
    • Last week in September through 1st week of October(Coos Country, Dixville Notch, Pittsburg, Grafton Notch)
    • 1st week of Oct through 2nd week in October (White Mountains) 
    • 2nd week of October through 3rd or 4th week (Lakes Region, Ossipees, Belknaps)
    • Last week of October (Berkshires, Southern NH)
  • Drives
    • Avoid the typical roads (93 North, Route 16, The Kanc, Lincoln, North Conway) none of the info we are going to give you includes any of those areas. 
    • Mike’s best drives
      • Early Season - Grafton Notch via 95 North Route 26 - go through Newry and Bethel from the Boston Area. Explain why this is good. Easy pull offs from the Grafton Notch area. Go up as far at Dixville Notch. Come via Route 5 into Fryberg. Solid 8 hour day - Stop in Newry, Bethel, Fryburg, Cornish Maine. 3 or 4 pull offs on Grafton Notch
      • Mid Season - Grafton Turnpike/Dartmouth Skiway - take to Route 10, drive to 25a, connect to Route 3a and drive into Franklin and then out 93 south near Concord
      • Other places to go - 113 in Tamworth, 
      • Stomp best Drives - Rt 118 from Woodstock over to rt 25 Warren; Rt 116 from Benton to Franconia. Try some more rugged mountain roads such as Sandwich Notch Road( assuming you have a suitable vehicle)
      • Rt. 3 north to Whitefield, Lancaster. Rt. 110 as it passes Stark, and follows the Ammonoosuc River