Trip Reports

Climbing Mt Israel in the Sandwich Range

The entire Sandwich Range from Waterville to Chocorua seen from Mt Israel's nothern ledges

Mt Israel (2630′) is a 52-With-a-View peak that has jaw dropping views of Squam Lake and the high peaks of the Sandwich Range including Sandwich Mountain, Whiteface, Passaconaway, and Mount Chocorua. Covered with a large expense of open ledge, it’s easy to spend …

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Climbing Mt Cube and North Cube

View from North Cube

Few White Mountain hikers realize that there are sections of the White Mountain National Forest far to the west of Mt Moosilauke, as far west as Hannover, New Hampshire on the border with Vermont. Mt Cube is one of these western sections …

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Different Styles of Section Hiking

Styles of Section Hiking

There are many different ways of section hiking a long trail, perhaps as many as there are section hikers. Some section hikers plan their hikes down to the last detail while others don’t do much planning at all. Here are some of the most common styles of …

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The Pleasure Paths of Randolph

The Nepalese Bridge in Randolph, NH

Randolph is a small town in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, on the north side of the Presidential Range. Home of the Randolph Mountain Club, the early residents of Randolph were renowned trail builders, responsible for the construction of the White Mountain’s earliest …

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Bushwhacking Mt Paugus in Winter

Mt Paugus (3198') Summit Register

Mt Paugus is a 3000 footer in the Sandwich Range, adjacent to famous Mt Chocorua. Known as Old Shag for its shaggy, lumpish appearance, Paugus is quite a big mountain with formidable southern cliffs which make a fine resting spot in summer, providing an …

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Irene’s Path and the Waterville Flume

Irene's Path Trail (Click for interactive map on Caltopo.com)

Irene was not a lady. She was a force of nature. A hurricane, actually, did a significant amount of damage to the White Mountain National Forest trail system, particularly in Waterville Valley. Irene’s Path is a new trail in the Waterville Valley …

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