Trip Reports

Hike to Mt Ingalls and Ray’s Pond

Tuckerman Ravine, The Great Gulf, and King Ravine seen from Mt Ingalls

Mt Ingalls (2242′) is a gem of a peak in the southern Mahoosuc Range (in New Hampshire’s White Mountains) with extraordinary views of the Northern Presidentials. I climbed it in late May while exploring the trail system near Shelburne, NH and Philbrook …

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Bushwhacking North and South Huntington

Ken celebrates at the Mt Huntington canister

Mount Huntington (North) and its three subpeaks, South, West, and East have a notorious reputation in New Hampshire’s off-trail hiking community (North and South are on the NH100 highest list) Dense spruce, blowdowns galore, steep climbs, and sheer cliffs keep most hikers away, since there …

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Fly Fishing in Dublin, Ireland

SectionHiker visits the Old Library at Trinity College in Dublin Ireland

My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary by spending a week in Dublin, Ireland this month. While we have very different tastes in vacation destinations (I like the outdoors, she likes history and great restaurants), we’ve found common ground by vacationing in …

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How to Hike Across Peat Bogs: Fear No Moor

Crossing a Scottish Peat Bog

There aren’t many peat bogs in the continental United States and it’s difficult to learn the skills for safely hiking across them in Scotland, England, and other parts of the world without first-hand experience. While you can avoid peat bogs and stay …

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The Franconia Ridge Loop

Mount Lincoln, Franconia Ridge

I got another very fine above-treeline hike in on Monday, climbing Mount Lafayette (5240′), Mount Lincoln (5089′) and Little Haystack (4780′) on Franconia Ridge.This is one of the top three or four most beautiful hikes in the White Mountains and is a …

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