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Winter Hiking Safety Tips

Snowshoeing up the Polecat Trail

Winter can be a dangerous time to hike or camp in the backcountry, but with planning and proper preparation, a winter hike can be a safe and enjoyable experience. Please keep the following in mind when planning an outing: For safety, never hike alone in winter. The potential consequences are …

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Mt Willard in Crawford Notch

Crawford Notch in Winter, seen from Mt Willard

I was back in the White Mountains hiked Mt Willard in Crawford Notch. Crawford has snow and I actually got to break trail in snowshoes on my ascent up Willard. Breaking trail is hard work, but I like the feeling of solitude. My original plan was to bag Willard and …

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Hedgehog Mountain

Mt Hedgehog Summit from Eastern Ledges Don't underestimate Mt Hedgehog (2,532 ft). Despite being the lowest elevation peak on the New Hampshire 52 with a View peakbagging list, this mountain has great views, lots of open ledge, and some steep climbing. Mt Hedgehog is uniquely situated next to Mt Passaconaway, …

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Mt Monadnock – Southwest New Hampshire

On Sunday, I finally got to climb Mt Monadnock (3,165) in New Hampshire or Grand Monadnock, as it is also known. This mountain is the second most climbed peak in the world with 125,000 visitors a year, second only to Mt. Fuji with 200,000. For that reason, I've always avoided …

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