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Backpacking a Hancock Notch Lollipop

Dramatic landslide debris in Hancock Notch

When people visit the White Mountains, the two geographic features they remember the most are the mountains and the notches, which are giant mountains passes that link different regions of the area together. When you drive down the narrow two lane roads that snake through Franconia Notch, Crawford Notch, and …

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Hiking King Ravine and Castle Ravine

Floor and headwall of King Ravine

King Ravine and Castle Ravine are two glacial cirques on the north side of the White Mountain’s Presidential Range. Cirques are amphitheatre-like valleys with steep side ridges and a headwall. Many of the high peaks in the White’s Presidential Range are surrounded by them and have trails that climb them, usually …

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Backpacking the Livermore Loop

Nancy Brook Trail Waterfall

My boots hadn’t frozen overnight, which meant that my Sawyer water filter was probably still good (they’re wrecked if frozen.) Freezing rain had fallen overnight and I knew I’d probably get soaked, brushing up against wet spruce on the side of the trail. With bright sunshine and temperatures in the low …

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