Trip Reports

Scotland the Brave

Just a quick note to let you know that I successfully finished my 180+ mile TGO Challenge hike across Scotland this morning on the east coast in Montrose. This was a fantastic experience and I am eager to return and do it …

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Mt Hancock, North Peak

Climbing Mt. Hancock Naturegirl and I climbed the Northern Peak of Mt. Hancock (4,420 ft) on Saturday. We had gorgeous weather with highs somewhere near 70 F, despite the fact that it's still early April in the White Mountains. Trail Conditions While …

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Climbing Mt Whiteface

Chris and I headed up to the White Mountains in New Hampshire on Sunday to bag Mt Whiteface (4,020 ft), another 4,000 footer in the Sandwich Range. While winter is officially over for peakbaggers trying to finish their winter 48, winter itself …

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North Tripyramid Ascent

Nature Girl and I took a run at the Tripyramids on Saturday, trying to bag the North (4,180 ft), Middle (4,140 ft) and South (4,100 ft) peaks. We hiked in on the lesser used Pine Bend Brook Trail in order to climb …

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Climbing Mt Tecumseh in February

May 21 - Snow lingers on Mt Tecumseh, a 4000 footer in Waterville Valley

I’m feeling pleasantly zonked and relaxed after climbing Mt Tecumseh (4,003 ft) this morning, number 48 on the White Mountain 4,000 footer list. It’s the first time I’ve gotten out in few weeks due to a sinus infection I picked up on …

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Final Route Plan: TGO Challenge

I've now spent the good part of a month on detailed planning of my 2010 Challenge Route, and I've made some fairly major changes since I posted it last on January 7. I've added a nearly full rest day in Kingussie and …

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Days: 12-13 Tarfside to Montrose

The last two days of my TGO Challenge walk appear pretty straightforward. I follow the River Esk to Edzell and from there begin to follow smaller roads to Brechin and Montrose and the eastern shore of Scotland where my hike ends. Technically, …

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Days 10-11: Braemar to Tarfside

Days 10-11: Braemar to Tarfside The next few days will put my navigation skills to the test. I'll be passing over very wild, open country to get to Lochnagar, a cluster of magnificent Munros, south of the Royal Balmoral Castle and Estate. …

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