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Mt Nancy Bushwhack

Norcross Pond

Yesterday was one on those perfect winter days in the White Mountains when it all came together – good friends, clear blue sky, gorgeous views, and a great climb. Our destination was Mt Nancy (3926′), a New England Hundred Highest Peak, which …

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How to Buy a Hiking Rain Jacket

Hiking in the Rain with Joe

Buying a rain jacket for hiking and backpacking can be a very confusing process. If you look at the jackets that are available, it can be difficult to figure out which ones are best suited for hiking and which are really made …

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Mount Garfield in February

Mount Garfield (4500') - Middle

The anvil-shaped spire of Mount Garfield stands an isolated sentinel at the north-western end of the Pemigewasset Wilderness with excellent views of the other peaks that ring the 182 square mile forest. Blasted by winds, its rocky summit provides meager protection to …

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Helly Hansen Warm Freeze 1/2 Zip Baselayer Top

Philip, Off the Beaten Trail

I got turned onto Helly Hansen baselayer garments and their wicking LIFA (pronounced LEEFA) synthetic baselayer fabric last winter, when I tested the HH Dry Stripe Crew (click for review.) I was blown away by LIFA’s ability to wick sweat away from …

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