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A Presidential Solstice

Mount Adams from the summit of Mount Madison

On Sunday, I co-led a mega-hike called a Presidential Traverse for the Appalachian Mountain Club. This is a very long one-day hike, on or close to the summer solstice for maximum daylight, that is started before dawn and usually ends after sunset. The route starts at the base of Mount …

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Mount Clay and the Great Gulf

The Great Gulf

June is the best time to climb the peaks in the Northern and Southern Presidential Ranges in the Whites. The days are long, providing ample daylight for big climbs and long routes, and sunny days are simply glorious. Some of my most memorable day hikes and backpacking trips have been …

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