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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 aren’t any trails that climb these mountains, not …

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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 “walking” cities, like London, Edinburgh, and now Dublin …

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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 shining example of how volunteer conservation and trail …

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Squam Range Traverse

Squam Lake from the summit ledges of Mt Percival

The Squam Range overlooks beautiful Squam Lake in the southernmost part of New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest. It’s possible to hike over all of the mountains in the range by following the 11.3 miles Crawford-Ridgepole Trail which runs from Sandwich Notch Road in near Center Sandwich to the top of …

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