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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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Cabot to Moosilauke

The White Mountains Challenge: A Self-Supported Journey Over the White Mountain 4000 Footers

I have been dreaming about climbing all of the White Mountain 4,000 footers in one continuous hike (see Hiking a White Mountain Direttissima) since the winter of 2011. I’d hoped to give it a try in 2012, but my father passed away that spring and I had to spend time with my family instead. However, […]

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The Fool Killer Summit

The New Hampshire 3000 Footers

After finishing the Trailwrights 72 peakbagging list last month, I’ve been trying to decide what New Hampshire hikes I want to focus on next. While the Trailwright’s list is growing in popularity, there still aren’t that many people hiking it, which was one of the things that originally made it attractive to me. I’ve never […]

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Greenough Spring, 44.28919 N, 71.31794 W

Natural Water Sources in the Northern Presidential Range

Water is heavy and the last thing you want to do if you are climbing a peak in New Hampshire’s Northern Presidential Range or doing a Presidential Traverse is to carry extra drinking water. As it turns out, there are several spring-fed, above-treeline  water sources that you can resupply water from during your hike if […]

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Mt Passaconaway from the Whiteface Ledges

A Winter Hike to Mt Whiteface and Mt Passaconaway

My friend Trey and I climbed up Mt Whiteface (4060′) and Mt Passaconaway (4043′) on Sunday. We hiked the peaks starting from the Ferncroft trailhead in Wonolancet, hiking up via the Blueberry Ledge cutoff, the Blueberry Ledge Tr, the Rollins Trail, and back via the Dicey Mill Trail. These trails form a loop around one […]

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Trailwright's 72 Finish on Mt Guyot

Finishing the Trailwright’s 72

I finished the Trailwrights 72 peakbagging list last week on Mt Guyot, one of my favorite 4,000 footers in the White Mountains. I still have 36 hours of trail work to complete to get the Trailwright’s patch (72 hours are required), but I’ll finish that next spring when trail work season starts up again. I […]

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