Trip Reports

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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Winter Hike to Mt Potash

Landslide scarred peak of Mt Passaconaway

Mt Potash (2700′) is a small kettle shaped mountain located across from the Passaconaway campground on the Kancamagus Highway with 360 degree views of Mts. Passaconaway, Whiteface, The Sleepers, The Tripyramids, The Huntingtons, Hancocks, Carrigan, Chocorua, Paugus, and Hedgehog among others. It’s …

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A Winter Hike Up Pine Mountain

My friend Ken on the southern ledge of Pine Mountain overlooking Mt Madison, Mt Washington and Pinkham Notch

Pine Mountain is one of the best view points in the northern end of White Mountains, near Pinkham Notch, Mt Washington, and the Dolly Copp Campground. Located just outside of Gotham, NH, the peak is surrounded by the Mahoosuc Range, the Carter-Wildcat Range, the …

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Hiking the Black Mountain Ledges

View from the Ledges on Black Mountain

Black Mountain is popular peak on the New Hampshire 52-With-a-View list on the west side of the White Mountain National Forest. Noted for its open ledges, it’s a great place to observe the glory of autumn or bask in the summer sunshine. There …

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How to Hike Vermont’s Long Trail

Bog Bridges on the Long Trail, Vermont

Finished in 1930, The Long Trail is the oldest long distance hiking trail in the United States and shares a National Scenic Trail designation along with longer trails such as the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails. The trail is 272 miles in …

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Hiking the Whitehorse Ledge Trail

White Horse Ledge acorss frozen Echo Lake

“This is really sketchy,” I thought, sliding on my butt at the top of a cliff covered with ice. I wished I’d brought heavier traction other than microspikes. I was hiking all of the trails in Echo State Park, home of Whitehorse Ledge and …

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