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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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GPS Navigation with PDF Maps on Smartphones

Three screenshots of a PDF Map in Avenza Map

GPS Smartphone navigation just got easier using Geospatial PDF, an extension to Adobe’s Portable Document Format that let’s you encode GPS features with PDF documents. Imagine being able to download a PDF map to your phone for a state park or ski resort and having …

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Snowshoeing the Snows Mountain Trail

Snows Mountain Trail Sign

The Snows Mountain Trail is a loop hike in Waterville Valley, on the southwest side of the White Mountain National Forest. The trailhead is hard to find, being situated halfway up the hill of a now-defunct ski slope, but well worth the …

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