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Climbing Mts Pierce and Jackson in February

Eliot summits Mt Jackson

“These aren’t 20 mile per hour winds,” I told Eliot, as we started climbing the Crawford Path up to the Southern Presidential Range, just south of Mt Washington in New Hampshire. Our destination was Mount Pierce and Mt Jackson, two 4000 footers, both with above-treeline summits. I could tell that …

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Hiking a Mt Flume and Mt Liberty Loop

Mt Flume

Mt Flume and Mt Liberty are the two southernmost 4000 footers on the southern end of Franconia Ridge. Sometimes called “Fliberty”, they’re frequently hiked together in a loop since they’re only separated by a 1.2-mile walk along the top of the ridge. Of the two, Liberty gets the most traffic …

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Climbing Jennings Peak in Winter

William, Gail, and John at Jennings Peak overlooking Sandwich Dome

Jennings Peak (3440′) is a 52-with-a-View mountain in Waterville Valley at the top of Acteon Ridge. It has a great view of massive Sandwich Dome Mountain (shown above) which at 3993′ is just seven feet shy of being a 4000 footer. I climbed in on a frosty day with four …

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Climbing Table Rock in Dixville Notch

Table Rock, above Dixville Notch , NH

Table Rock is a cliff that juts out into Dixville Notch, a picturesque mountain pass in New Hampshire’s north country. Bordered by Sanguinary Mountain to the north and Mt Gloriette, to the south, the sides of Dixville Notch are guarded by jagged rock formations that watch over the pass like …

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