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The Winter Route up Mt Carrigan

Katie at the Mt Carrigan Summit Tower

The route up Mt Carrigan (4681′) in winter is one of the longest, but most rewarding, scenic hikes in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Fourteen miles in length with 3800′ of elevation gain, the winter climb up Carrigan is one of those hikes where more often that not, you’re likely to hike out after …

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Backpacking the Desolation Loop in the Pemigewasset Wilderness

Pemigewasset Wilderness Sign

The Desolation Loop is a moderate 33 mile backpack through the eastern half of the White Mountain’s Pemigewasset Wilderness, bounded by the Bonds, Ethan Ridge, and Carrigan Notch. There are many excellent swimming holes and wilderness campsites along the route, which will appeal to more experienced backcountry adventurers interested in a relatively relaxing …

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