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Climbing The Captain

The Captain

The Captain is a remote 3540 foot mountain named for its resemblance to El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Located between South Hancock Mountain and Mount Carrigan in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, it’s a rugged off-trail bushwhack on the New Hampshire Hundred Highest peakbagging list.  Climbing the Captain is a …

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The Fourth Hitchcock

Historic Registers on East Hitchcock Mountain

Kris and I were well on our way to sumitting West Hitchcock, our fourth Hitchcock in one day, when we let down our guard and used our eyes to navigate instead of our compasses. It’s such a simple mistake, but people do it all the time. Most White Mountain hikers have never …

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Shoal Pond Peak Bushwhack

Shoal Pond Peak Summit Register

Where is the Wilderness? Definitely off-trail. On this bushwhack, I climbed Shoal Pond Peak (3051′), a remote mountain in the eastern Pemigewasset Wilderness that took me a day to backpack into. After a pleasant evening camped along the North Fork River, several miles downstream from famous Thoreau Falls, I climbed Shoal Pond …

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Bushwhacking Big Coolidge

Big Coolidge from Lincoln, NH

I bushwhacked another New Hampshire 3000 footer on Saturday named Big Coolidge. It’s located just outside of Lincoln, NH, on the other side of the Kancamagus Highway from Loon Mountain Ski Resort. The summit is visible from downtown Lincoln, although you wouldn’t know there was a town on the other …

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Bushwhacking Vose Spur

Trey at the bottom of the Talus Field

Vose Spur (3774′) is a sub-peak of Mt Carrigan, located in Carrigan Notch at the southern end of the Pemigewasset Wilderness. Densely wooded and trail-less, it is a bushwhack peak on the New England Hundred Highest peakbagging list. I bushwhacked Vose Spur last weekend with my friends Pam, Trey, Matt, …

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