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Close Encounters with Spruce Grouse

Spruce Grouse

  I came upon a pair of Spruce Grouse on my hike up to Ethan Pond on the AT this past weekend. They are quite distinctive looking with those red eyebrows. There were sitting on a boardwalk, oblivious to my approach, and …

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The White Mountain 4000 Footers

West Bond, Mt Bond, and Bondcliff Mountains (left to right)

The White Mountain 4000 footer list is maintained by the Appalachian Mountain Club. It was introduced in 1957 to get climbers to hike some of the more remote peaks in the range and to help disperse the wear and tear being inflicted …

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Black Rock Gear: UL Down Hat

Evan Cabodi

  I own a lot of hiking hats: hats with bills to keep the sun off my head and the rain off my glasses and hats to stay warm at night and that I can draw down over my eyes to keep …

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