When I want inspiration, I head above treeline in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. There’s something about the big views and the physical exertion of climbing a mountain that lifts my spirits and lets them soar. For this trip, I hiked up to the top of Mt Madison (5367′) before dropping down a few hundred feet and walking […]
Many people bring too many extra clothes on backpacking trips, including more shirts, pants, pairs of underwear, socks, and even shoes that they don’t need. Extra clothes add a lot of unnecessary weight to a backpack and take up a significant amount of extra volume. So much, that you might end up carrying a larger and heavier […]
The folks at Gossamer Gear are always innovating and optimizing the design of their ultralight backpacks and shelters to meet the demands of their customers. This past year, they significantly increased the load carrying capacity of the Mariposa 60 Lightweight Backpack, long considered one of the finest high volume ultralight backpacks made. All of Gossamer Gear’s backpacks are […]
Province Pond is an easy hike, close to North Conway, NH and Evans Notch on the east side of the White Mountains. It’s a good family hike for young children and an easy stroll with very little elevation gain, along and easy to follow path over old logging roads. The pond at the end of […]
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