Trip Reports

Twisted on Mt Hight

Carter Dome and Mt Washington from Mt Hight

Mt Hight (4675′) has the best views of any peak in the Carter Moriah Range of the White Mountains. Located a short distance from the summit of Carter Dome, you can see the summit of Mt Washington and the Northern Presidentials to the west, and the entire Wild River Wilderness, including …

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Return to Big Attitash Mountain

The Big Attitash Canister was full of water when I found it

“You must be redlining”, said Steve Moore, when I ran into him and his friend Mike, just below the summit of Big Attitash Mountain. “No one else would come up here unless they were redlining.” The truth is that I am redlining, which is hiking all 1400+ miles listed in the …

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Cold River Camp in Evans Notch

South Baldface Summit

Cold River Camp is a rustic, family style camp run by the Appalachian Mountain Club in the Evans Notch on the border between New Hampshire and Maine. It’s unique among the AMC lodging facilities because it’s managed entirely by volunteers, although there is paid croo (crew) on-site to cook and maintain the …

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TGO Challenge Tips for Yanks and Non-Residents

The Lairig Ghru

Lessons Learned If the thought of hiking across Scotland in the TGO Challenge appeals to you, here are a few lessons learned for first timers such as Americans and non-UK residents. People who walk in Scotland regularly know all this, but if you live abroad it’s hard to foresee these …

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Hikers’ Stories from the Appalachian Trail

Hikers Stories from The Appalachian Trail

What do all of these hikers have in common? Beside hiking the AT, we all contributed chapters to a new book published by Stackpole, called Hiker’s Stories from the Appalachian Trail. Amanda “Veggie” Redpath Amanda, Jarrod “Hansel” and Becca “Gretel” Schlenker  Bruce “Birdman” Nichols Corwin “Major Chafage” Neuse Deb “Ramkitten” …

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