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Hiking the Gordon Pond Trail

The Gordon Pond Trail starts off by following old logging roads through a remote part of the forest.

I put off hiking the Gordon Pond Trail as long as I could, dreading getting lost in the maze of old logging roads between North Woodstock and the Appalachian Trail. The Gordon Pond Trail has a reputation as being poorly marked, hard to follow, wet and muddy. Moose heaven, but …

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Rocky Branch Ramble

The Rocky Branch River is well-named.

I’ve always been fascinated by the damage that heavy rain, landslides, avalanches, and flooding can inflict on the mountain landscape. Hurricane Irene wrought havoc in the White Mountains in August of 2011, wiping out roads, bridges, and countless hiking trails. One of these, the Rocky Branch Trail remained closed for years …

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The White Mountain Guide and Why It is a MUST-HAVE Planning Reference for Hiking in the White Mountains

What the White Mountain Guide says about the (North) Tripyramid Trail

The AMC’s White Mountain Guide, considered “The Bible” of White Mountains hiking and backpacking, is an indispensable tool in understanding the difficulty, length, elevation gain, and hazards of each of the 608 maintained hiking trails in the Whites, including detailed directions for finding trail heads. If you day hike or …

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