White Mountains

Rock Cairns in the White Mountains

Thunderstorm Junction, White Mountains

When you hike above-treeline in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, you quickly learn to look for the rock cairns that mark the trail. Blazing is scare because there are no trees to paint blazes on and they wouldn’t do anyone any …

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Eagle Cliff Bushwhack

Eagle Cliff in Franconia Notch

Eagle Cliff in a 3,420′ peak in Franconia Notch, one of the most beautiful mountain passes in the White Mountains. Although it’s not a 4,000 footer, it commands tremendous views of the surrounding high peaks including Mt Lafayette and Mount Cannon. But …

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Osceola Ridge Traverse Attempt

I co-led an Osceola Ridge Traverse attempt on an Appalachian Mountain Club hike on Saturday with my friends Michael and Alex. Our goal was to traverse the West (4114′), Middle (4200′), Main (4315′) , and East Osceola (4156′) peaks from west to …

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Mud and Blood on Mount Jefferson

Mt Jefferson (5712') - third highest peak in the White Mountains

Many New England hikers consider Mount Jefferson (5712′) to be the toughest peak to climb in the White Mountains. Most of the routes to the summit require miles and miles of above-treeline exposure on a rocky ridge that is constantly blasted by …

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