Easy Hikes

Hiking the Gordon Pond Trail

The Gordon Pond Trail starts off by following old logging roads through a remote part of the forest.

I put off hiking the Gordon Pond Trail as long as I could, dreading getting lost in the maze of old logging roads between North Woodstock and the Appalachian Trail. The Gordon Pond Trail has a reputation as being poorly marked, hard …

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Hiking to the Province Pond Lean-to

The Province Pond Lean-to is a great place to observe nature with friends

Province Pond is an easy hike, close to North Conway, NH and Evans Notch on the east side of the White Mountains. It’s a good family hike for young children and an easy stroll with very little elevation gain, along and easy …

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Hike to Mt Ingalls and Ray’s Pond

Tuckerman Ravine, The Great Gulf, and King Ravine seen from Mt Ingalls

Mt Ingalls (2242′) is a gem of a peak in the southern Mahoosuc Range (in New Hampshire’s White Mountains) with extraordinary views of the Northern Presidentials. I climbed it in late May while exploring the trail system near Shelburne, NH and Philbrook …

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Irene’s Path and the Waterville Flume

Irene's Path Trail (Click for interactive map on Caltopo.com)

Irene was not a lady. She was a force of nature. A hurricane, actually, did a significant amount of damage to the White Mountain National Forest trail system, particularly in Waterville Valley. Irene’s Path is a new trail in the Waterville Valley …

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Hiking the Whitehorse Ledge Trail

White Horse Ledge acorss frozen Echo Lake

“This is really sketchy,” I thought, sliding on my butt at the top of a cliff covered with ice. I wished I’d brought heavier traction other than microspikes. I was hiking all of the trails in Echo State Park, home of Whitehorse Ledge and …

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