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Climbing Mt Liberty in Winter

Mt Liberty, White Mountains

I climbed Mt Liberty (4,459 ft), my first peak of the new year, last Sunday. I picked Liberty because I wanted to hike up a steep trail in preparation for climbing Mt Washington (6,288 ft) this weekend. I didn’t summit the big …

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Garmont Momentum Snow GTX Hiking Boot

I have been looking long and hard at lightweight alternatives to heavy mountaineering boots this winter, for lower elevation day hikes. It’s not that I dislike my plastic Scarpa Omega boots, but after hiking in trail runners all year, I’ve found that …

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Hiking My Own Hike

With the end of the year upon us, I wanted to update you all about some of the life changes I set in motion a few months ago when I took a 3 month leave of absence from work. I won't leave …

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Climbing South Doublehead

It is a mistake to short change the peaks under 4,000 feet in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Many of them are as hard to hike as any high peak and can be just as steep, rough, and dangerous, especially in winter, as …

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