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AT Section Hike: Reel Brook to South Kinsman

South Kinsman Cliffs

Chris and I attempted to complete a 5.3 mile segment of the Appalachian Trail on Saturday from Mt. Wolf (3,498 ft)  to South Kinsman Mountain (4,358 ft). But mid-August weather conditions were typically atrocious with very high humidity,  nearly continuous rain, and …

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Packit Gourmet: Cajun Ranch Chicken Salad

Today was the second day in a row where temperatures have been over 90 degrees F in Massachusetts and firing up my stove was not on the agenda. So I decided to try Packit Gourmet’s Cajun Ranch Chicken Salad this evening, which …

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Franconia Notch in the White Mountains

Franconia Notch

Franconia Notch is a spectacular mountain pass in the White Mountains. It is one of several major notches that the Appalachian Trail traverses in New Hampshire including Kinsman Notch to the south, Crawford Notch at the southern foot of the Presidential Range, …

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Backpacking Gear Maintenance Checklist

Three season gear on the AT

 Backpacking gear is expensive and you need to take care of it to extend its lifetime. Here’s a checklist of gear maintenance tasks I try to do the morning after I get home from a backpacking trip: Air out my sleeping bag or quilt to make …

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