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North Doublehead Cabin

Hiking North and South Doublehead

North and South Doublehead are two picturesque mountains located just outside Jackson, New Hampshire, on the eastern edge of the White Mountain National Forest. They’re moderate peaks to climb with special interest to skiers, because one of the trails on North Doublehead is a backcountry ski trail. North Doublehead also has a cabin at the summit that sleeps eight […]

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Hikers on South Baldface

Great Hikes: Baldface Circle Trail in Evans Notch

The Baldface Circle Trail is one of the most magnificent hikes in the White Mountains with nearly 4 miles of open ledge rivaling the northern Presidentials in terms of views. Located in the northeastern corner of the Whites near the New Hampshire and Maine border, the trail is a challenging and strenuous 9.8 mile loop […]

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Shoal Pond Peak Summit Register

Shoal Pond Peak Bushwhack

Where is the Wilderness? Definitely off-trail. On this bushwhack, I climbed Shoal Pond Peak (3051′), a remote mountain in the eastern Pemigewasset Wilderness that took me a day to backpack into. After a pleasant evening camped along the North Fork River, several miles downstream from famous Thoreau Falls, I climbed Shoal Pond Peak in a 3 hour […]

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Mighty Mt Lincoln on the Franconai Ridge Trail

Great Hikes: Franconia Ridge Traverse

The Franconia Ridge Traverse is one of the most magnificent hikes in New Hampshire’s White Mountains and one that I never get tired of hiking. Located in Franconia Notch, the route involves climbing four 4000 footers: Mt Flume (4328′), Mt Liberty (4459′), Mt Lincoln (5089′), and Mt Lafayette (5260′) by the Franconia Ridge Trail, which […]

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Mts Pliny, Starr King, Waumbek, South Weeks, Middle weeks, North Weeks, Cabot, Bulge, Horn

Mt Crescent in Randolph’s Crescent Range

The north outlook on Mt Crescent has one of the best views I’ve seen in the White Mountains in a long time. Located in the Randolph Community Forest, Mt Crescent and Mt Randolph are two 3000 footers in the Crescent Range just north of Rt 2 and the Northern Presidentials in New Hampshire. Crescent’s north […]

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Trey on the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail

Stopped in Our Tracks on Wildcat Mountain

Trey and I attempted to climb Wildcat A, B, C, and D on Friday but we were stopped in our tracks by chest high snow drifts and such deep powder that we were postholing up to our waist, even though we were wearing snowshoes. Forward progress became so difficult that we were forced to ask […]

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