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Bushwhacking Howe Peak

Summit of neighboring Shelburne Moirah Mountain seen from Howe Peak

Howe Peak (2966′) is a New Hampshire 200 Highest Mountain in the Wild River Wilderness, near Shelburne Moriah Mountain. It’s a trail-less peak, so the only way to get to the summit is to use your navigation wits and brawn to bushwhack to the top. More brawn was needed on …

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The 5 Toughest Hiking Trails in the White Mountains

Many of the toughest trails in the White Mountains climb Mt Washington

There are a lot of challenging hiking trails in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, especially if you’ve never hiked there. Here are five especially tough trails that even experienced White Mountain hikers find challenging. What are your favorites? 1. Huntington Ravine Trail – 2.4 miles w/ 2700′ of elevation gain The …

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Climbing the Madison Gulf and Buttress Trails

The Madison Gulf Trail climbs the the Mt Madison headwall from the Great Gulf

The Madison Gulf Trail is the hardest route up to Mt Madison in the White Mountain’s Northern Presidential Range. It ascends a narrow but very steep ravine ending at an alpine tarn known as Star Lake. It’s a magnificent trail, but seldom hiked because it requires hiking a few miles …

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Gray Knob Cabin on Mt Adams

Gray Knob Cabin is operated by the Randolph Mountain Club

Gray Knob Cabin (4375′) is a primitive hut located on Mt Adams (NH), just below treeline. It’s maintained and operated by The Randolph Mountain Club (the RMC), the trail maintenance organization that does the lion share of trail construction and maintenance in the Northern Presidential area of the White Mountain …

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