Trip Reports

The Mountain Wanderer Bookstore

Mountain Wanderer Bookstore in Lincoln, NH is owned by Steve Smith, editor of The White Mountain Guide

The Mountain Wanderer Bookstore is a bookstore in Lincoln, NH that carries excellent maps and a unique selection of books that focus on the natural areas in New England, including the Catskills, Adirondacks, Vermont, and the White Mountains. For example, they have a …

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Mt Osceola and East Osceola

Mt Osceola (4,340 ft) On Sunday, I climbed another two 4,000 footers in the White Mountains, Mt Osceola (4,340 ft) and its neighbor East Osceola (4,156). These peaks are located in an area of the Whites that I haven't done much hiking …

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Shelter Etiquette

Appalachian Trail Shelter

I’m writing this post at the request of one of our regular readers. He had a bad experience camping at an Appalachian Trail Shelter over the Columbus Day weekend with his children. Some other campers showed up and were drinking heavily. They …

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Peaking and Peeping on Carrigain

Carrigan Brook

  I took a break from section hiking the Appalachian Trail this weekend and climbed Mt. Carrigain (4,700 ft), the 14th highest peak on the White Mountain 4,000 footer list. Fall foliage is at its peak in the mountains and Carrigain is …

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Edinburgh Sunrise

Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

This morning I climbed Arthur’s Seat (250 m), an extinct volcano that towers over the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, at dawn. I climbed this same hill almost 26 years ago, to the day, after arriving here as a graduate student in 1983. …

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