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AT Section Hike: Edmands Path to Crawford Notch

The Bald Dome of Mt Eisenhower

I had a magnificent hike last Sunday, completing the lower half of the Southern Presidential Range in the White Mountains. During this hike, I completed another 9.0 miles of the AT. Total distance for the day was 13.1 miles over 9 hours with a total elevation gain of about 3,000 …

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Asolo Flame GTX Hiking Boots

Asolo Flame GTX Hiking Boots

Hiking in wet leather boots, up and down mountains, for days on end, really sucks. Really. That’s what happened to me on my last big trip through the 100 mile wilderness. So when I got back from Maine, I vowed to renew my quest to find a non-leather boot that dries …

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Appalachian Mountain Club Huts

Lake of the Clouds Hut, Mt Washington

The Appalachian Mountain Club runs 8 rustic, but comparatively luxurious mountain huts in New Hampshire’s White Mountains,  all in spectacular locations. Listed south to north, these include Lonesome Lake Hut, located beside a glacial lake on Canon Mountain Greenleaf Hut, just above treeline on Mt. Lafayette Galehead Hut, in the midst …

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Why Do You Hike the Appalachian Trail?

  My friend Martin left a comment on my last trip report, saying the he was beginning to see the appeal of hiking the Appalachian Trail. To put this in context, Martin lives in the UK and hikes a lot in Scotland. He's a lightweight backpacker like me and is …

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Exploring New Hampshire’s White Mountains

The Wilderness Map Company, publishers of the Green Mountain Club’s Vermont’s Long Trail Waterproof Hiking Map, has just released a new Tyvek map called “Exploring New Hampshire’s White Mountains.” This map is not available online, but I got a first edition copy on Saturday in Lincoln, NH for $7.95 at the …

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