White Mountains

Super Tuesday in the Presidential Range

Snowshoeing to Mt Jefferson on the Gulfside Trail

March is the best month to climb the higher peaks in New Hampshire’s Presidential Range when temperatures warm up and the days are longer, but it’s still full-on winter conditions above treeline. This is home of Mt Washington, the White Mountains highest peak, which is on the same ridge with …

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Gordon Pond Snowshoe

Redlining Gordon Pond in the White Mountain National Forest

Gordon Pond is a remote pond on the Kinsman Ridge Trail, just below Mt Wolf, between Mount Moosilauke and the Eliza Brook Shelter along the Appalachian Trail. I doubt many people visit it (because it’s not en route to a 4000 footer) except maybe thru-hikers who need to catnap after …

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Hiking a Carter Ledge/Middle Sister Loop

View from Middle Sister Mountain

The Carter Ledge Trail is considered one of the scariest trails in the White Mountains because it requires scrambling across an open ledge above a cliff. Carter Ledge is also on the Terrifying 25 List, which is a popular list of sketchy and yes, terrifying hiking trails in the White …

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Backpacking a Sandwich Dome Loop

Black Mountain Pond in Autumn Colors

Sandwich Dome (3980′) is not quite a White Mountain 4000 footer but it’s still a popular mountain to climb because it commands such an impressive view. It’s also a huge mountain that can be climbed from a number of different directions along some impressive trails that boast their own jaw-dropping …

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