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Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 700/ 35 Degree Review

Sierra Designs Backcountry Down Quilt

The Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 700/35 is a down quilt rated to 35 degrees that combines all the advantages of an ultralight down quilt with a hood, ideal in colder weather when you need extra thermal protection for your head. The unique hideaway hood on this …

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Winter Attempt to Mount Whiteface and East Sleeper

The Downes Brook Trail requires nine stream crossings and is not for the faint of heart in winter on a warm day

Climbing Mt Whiteface and its neighbor East Sleeper via the Downes Brook Trail is not your typical winter route. Running 5.2 miles and requiring 10 stream crossings to the Sleeper Trail junction linking Whiteface to East Sleeper, it would have been a …

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Snowshoeing to the Red Hill Firetower on Squam Lake

The Red Hill Firetower

Red Hill is the site of a firetower overlooking Squam Lake in the southeastern end of the White Mountains, near Moultonborough, NH. There are numerous hiking trails on Red Hill, which is managed by the Lake Region Conservation Trust (click for trail …

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