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Climbing North and Middle Sugarloaf in Winter

The Presidential Range seen from North Sugarloaf

North and Middle Sugarloaf are two smaller peaks located next to Mt Hale with great views of Mt Washington and the Presidential Range. They’re not an obvious destination in winter because the Forest Service road leading to their trail head is gated in winter and closed to wheeled vehicles. But the …

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Appalachian Trail Shuttle Guide

Appalachian Trail Shuttle Guide

Appalachian Trail Shuttles are hiker taxis that will ferry you to and from the trail when you need to leap-frog to the end of a section or need a ride to a nearby town, hostel, train or bus station. They’re part of the unregulated network of hiker services that you …

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Climbing the Tripyramids in January

The Tripyramids

North and Middle Tripyramid are two 4000 footers located in the Waterville Valley, in the southern section of the White Mountains. They’re quite close together and usually climbed on the same day. South Tripyramid is another peak on the same ridge, but is not climbed as frequently because it’s not …

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Climbing Mt Tremont in January

Greens Cliff and the Sandwich Range from Mt Tremont

Mt Tremont (3371′) is a picturesque 3000 footer in Crawford Notch overlooking Sawyer Pond, Greens Cliff, and the Sandwich Range to the south. It’s a relatively short (2.8 mile) but steep hike (2550′ of ascent) up to the summit viewpoint. You can also approach the peak from the south on …

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Climbing South Carter in December

We had to crawl under many blowdowns on the way to South Carter

South Carter Mountain (4430′) is a White Mountain 4000 footer located in the Carter Moriah Range, almost due east from Mount Washington. It’s one of the more moderate 4000 footers to climb and a good peak to start the winter hiking season with. I was joined on this hike by Keith …

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Hiking a Mt Flume and Mt Liberty Loop

Mt Flume

Mt Flume and Mt Liberty are the two southernmost 4000 footers on the southern end of Franconia Ridge. Sometimes called “Fliberty”, they’re frequently hiked together in a loop since they’re only separated by a 1.2 mile walk along the top of the ridge. Of the two, Liberty gets the most …

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Hiking an Attitash Trail Traverse

Paul surveys the Sandwich Range from a Table Mountain ledge

The Attitash Trail runs west to east over Table Mountain and Big Attitash (Mtn) before dropping down to Diana’s Baths outside of North Conway. It’s a pretty trail to hike in autumn when the leaves have fallen and you can see views of peaks and waterfalls that are normally hidden …

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