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Screw Auger Falls, Grafton Notch

Grafton Notch Last September I spent an evening in Grafton Notch along the Maine section of The Appalachian Trail. If you've never visited Grafton Notch, you owe yourself a visit. It's a remote and wild mountain pass at the northeastern end of the Mahoosic Range, marking the northernmost extent of …

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Mohonk Barn Museum – Victorian Era Life

Working Blacksmith Shop A few months ago, I posted a series of photos of old-time orange crate label lithographs from California orchards, back in the days before their identifies were completely subsumed by the Sunkist cooperative brand. Those orange crate photos were all taken at the Mohonk Barn Museum in …

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The Trailwrights 72

Peakbagging has turned out to be a lot more fun than I thought. It gives focus to a day hike when I can’t fit a multi-day backpacking trip into my schedule, but still want to get out for an invigorating hike. Honestly, hiking the White Mountain 4000 footers has not …

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Gertrude’s Nose

Gertrude's Nose

Gertrude’s Nose is an impressive section of cliff face in The Gunks. Located within Minnewaska State Park, it’s an easy walk from Lake Minnewaska, or a more challenging one if you hike along the Millbrook Ridge Trail from Trapps Bridge. I did the latter, because I wanted to climb Millbrook …

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Redlining Everett

Last weekend I stayed home and started a new urban hiking project that involves walking all of the streets in Everett, Massachusetts, the town adjacent to us. Walking all of the trails in an area is called Redlining (see Redlining the White Mountains), but I thought it'd be an interesting …

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