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6/11/23 East Osceola Trail Maintenance
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We can say with confidence that the entire Mt. Osceola Trail is in great shape!!!

5/27/23 Bald Peak Hike
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Jon and I wanted to do a half day hike today and decided on a 4.6-mile hike to the bare, flat summit of Bald Peak [2470 feet]!

1/22/22 Mt. Washington Winter Hike
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Jon and I summited Mt. Washington yesterday on what will probably be the best day for hiking up Mt. Washington on a weekend this winter!

12/4/21 Mt. Liberty Hike Trip Report
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The summit was amazing! Excellent crystal clear views, no wind, bright sun and bluebird skies.

9/13/21 MT. KATAHDIN [5,267’] TRIP REPORT
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Mount Katahdin is really awesome!

9/12/21 ACADIA NATIONAL PARK BEEHIVE SUMMIT TRIP
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Before leaving ANP Jon and I decided to finish climbing up the Beehive Trail which is similar to the Precipice Trail but shorter!

9/10/21 ACADIA NATIONAL PARK LOOP ROAD SURF EXPL
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Hurricane Larry was still lingering off the coast of Maine so Jon and I decided to return to the ANP loop road for one hell of a show!

9/10/21 ACADIA NATIONAL PARK PRECIPICE TRAIL
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We did the most challenging hike in the park!

9/9/21 ACADIA NATIONAL PARK LOOP ROAD
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There must have been a storm off the coast as the surf was pounding the rugged ANP cliffs with a thunderous roar and soaring waves that shot up high!

9/9/21 SQUAM LAKE CAMPING TRIP REPORT
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These canoe camping trips are absolutely our favorite way to kick off our vacation!

9/4/21 MOUNT WEBSTER VIA WEBSTER CLIFFS TRAIL T
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Jon and I hiked up Mt. Webster using the exciting Webster Cliff Trail with fun rock scrambles, few people, and met six AT thru hikers!

7/31/21 CHERRY POND AND LITTLE CHERRY POND
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From the bushes at the outskirts of the pond, a magnificent view over the tranquil water is obtained!

7/10/21 Tumbledown Mountain Hike
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First time here and now I understand why this place in Maine is always packed--Big Big Bang for your buck this peak!

5/29/21 Mt. Martha and Owl's Head Hike
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From Mt. Martha, there are great views of the entire Presidential Range, Crawford Notch and Franconia Ridge!

4/3/21 Mount Monadnock Hike via Pumpelly Trail
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Just a great day to go out to the lofty summit of Mt. Monadnock offering unobstructed vistas in every direction!

2/13/21 Tuckerman Ravine Sledding
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Perfect winter adventure! Epic sledding to be had!

2/11/21 Mts. Morgan and Percival Hike
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I wouldn’t be surprised if Morgan shows more fresh water that can be seen anywhere in New Hampshire!

2/10/21 Mt. Potash Hike
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Incredible Wednesday on Mt. Potash!

1/1/21 MTS MOOSILAUKE AND SOUTH PEAK HIKE
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Gorgeous hike on a beautiful sunny day to these two peaks!

10/31/20 MIDDLE AND NORTH [2310’] SUGARLOAF HIKE
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We hadn't been on these peaks in a while and forgot how nice they are!

10/10/20 West Tecumseh; Mt. Tecumseh
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Great fall like temperatures on such a beautiful, sunny day!

10/3/20 BALD KNOB/TURTLEBACK MOUNTAIN HIKE
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Foliage seems to be at peak. The views were spectacular and it was a nice clear day with puffy clouds!

9/12/20 Mt. Moosilauke via Beaver Brook Trail
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The Beaver Brook Trail is the most picturesque route to Mt Moosilauke as it follows along cascades for nearly a mile!

9/5/20 Sandwich Dome via Algonquin Trail
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Jon and I have been climbing up Sandwich Dome this time of year using the Algonquin trail three years in a row. We highly recommend this approach!!!

8/9/20 Mt. Washington Hike
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Adventure awaits to those that seek it out – put this hike on an epic time recharging body, mind and spirit!

6/27/20 North Uncanoonuc Hike
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A fantastic hike up an urban mountain on a hot, hazy, humid day with the threat of thunderstorms later in the day!

6/20/20 Stinson Mountain Hike
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Summer has arrived in the White Mountains at last!

6/13/20 Fisher Mountain
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If you like Welch/Dickey but not its crowds, you'll love Fisher!

3/28/20 Plymouth Mountain
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We wanted to hike local with COVID-19 spreading fast so we chose Plymouth Mountain [2,187 ft.], which you can see from I-93.

3/21/20 North Twin
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Excellent day in the White Mountains with Jon!

2/17/20 Mt. Cardigan; Firescrew
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Glorious day!

10/14/19 Mt. Carrigain
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Magnificent blue bird day with gorgeous views of the fall foliage and nearby peaks!

9/28/19 Mt. Clay Hike
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Brilliant hike. If the weather cooperates, Mount Clay is an excellent destination and well worth it for a fine autumn day above treeline!

8/31/19 HUT-TO-HUT HIKING AUSTRIA'S AND GERMANY’
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Our documentary of our 52 mile Zugspitze Arena and Wetterstein Mountain Hut Trek in Austria and Germany!

6/8/19 Split Cliff Bushwhack
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Reading the old AMC Hiking Guides, there was a herd path about 1/4 mile past the summit of Mt. Osceola that leads to Split Cliff.

1/5/19 Mounts Madison and Adams Winter Hike
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Phenomenal day in the Presis! How often do you get temps in the 30’s, almost no wind, and be able to hike in just spikes car-to-car?

12/31/18 Mt. Garfield New Year's Eve Hike
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I love starting the New Year with a hike. HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone and best wishes for 2019!!!

12/1/18 Cannon Mountain
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What an EPIC Day! Undercast and most snow I’ve ever seen in early December!!!

8/19/18 Mt. Washington and Monroe
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The summit atmosphere is unique but it's something that adds to the magic of the Whites!

7/29/18 Pemigewasset River Kayak Trip
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The river itself is shallow and flows over a gravel bed with wide gravel and sandy beaches for many stop offs for swimming and picnicking.

4/28/18 Rock Rimmon Hike
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It is definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area!

4/21/18 Piscataquag River Park
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For a city park, this is real gem!

1/20/18 The Kinsmans via Fishin' Jimmy Trail, NH
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What a great day! GO PATS!!!

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For just a modest hiking effort, there are spectacular views of Mt. Washington from both Sugarloafs!

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12/9/17 Mt. Tecumseh [Waterville Valley, NH]
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With the first major snowfall this season, it seemed like a good opportunity to hike it!

9/23/17 Smarts Brook Trail, Waterville Valley NH
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This turned out to be a delightful woods hike, with good footing and some nice hardwood forest.

6/4/17 North and South Twin [Twin Mountain, NH]
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I was so lucky because the sun was shining and the views were amazing.

3/12/17 Potash Mountain [Lincoln, NH]
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This peak is a keeper, a hike to be repeated in warmer weather when I can bring a picnic lunch and a few friends.

1/1/17   Potash Mountain
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11/5/16 Welch and Dickey
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I must have done this hike at least 40 times and it’s one I never tire of doing.

4/16/16 Mt. Roberts and Mt.Faraway Hike
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Mt. Roberts is a nice hike with varied views from different spots to different directions. Mt. Faraway is worthless unless you're peak-bagging.

3/19/16 North Kinsman/Bald Peak on a Perfect Day
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Today has not been anything but a perfect day!

2/12/16 Coldplay on Mt. Tecumseh
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Mt. Tecumseh is also known as the Waterville Valley Ski Area. It's the lowest 4,000 footer at 4003 feet.

2/7/16 Greeley Ponds Hike, NH
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Winter solo hike to the remote and frozen Greeley Ponds via Livermore Road!

7/6/15 Mt. Israel Hike
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To sum it up, this hike was a treat! I finally made another visit to Mt. Israel after many years.

5/30/15 Mts. Starr King & Waumbek
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Despite the heat and humidity, this was overall a great day. Mt. Waumbek isn't the most exciting hike, but the mixed scenery and terrain made it fun!

5/2/15 Red Hill Hike
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What a view from the fire tower! Lakes all around and peaks arrayed to the north along the Sandwich Range – a fine reward for so easy hike.

4/25/15 Mt. Shaw and Black Snout Hike
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Hike up a semi abandoned trail with spring cascades!

2/28/15 North and South Twin
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North ['4761 ft.] and South [4902 ft.] Twin are the loftiest ridge between the Presidentials and the Franconia’s. Both offer superb views!

2/15/15 Timber Camp Trail Snowshoe
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Hike to an old logging camp with views of Waterville Valley’s eastern peaks in frigid temperatures!

1/27/15 Powdah Day on Welsh Mtn. Ledges
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Short trek making fresh tracks to Welsh Mtn. Ledges!

1/10/15 Mt. Tecumseh Hike
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Winter hiking tips for a very cold winter's day!

1/3/15 Mts. Liberty [4459'] and Flume [4328']
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It was a fun hike! In the winter I like it because it's much easier on the feet, and the summit of Mount Liberty is a huge scary frozen rock mass!

1/2/15 Greeley Ponds via Waterville Valley Hike
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The trail from Waterville Valley has been closed since Hurricane Irene in 2011 due to extensive damage and it recently opened in the fall of 2014.

12/29/14 Smarts Brook Loop
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Relaxing and easy 3.6 mile winter hike to enjoy a 30-foot gorge, cascades, red pines, beaver pond and more!

12/20/14 Mt. Jackson [4052'] via Webster Jackson
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I'm glad to have good weather once again hiking up this peak. It offers minimal distance and elevation gain for maximum views!

10/19/14 Brins Mesa Hike, Sedona AZ
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Unobstructed views of the spectacular rock formations!

10/18/14 Airport Mesa Sunset, Sedona AZ
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We read that the Airport Mesa was the place to go for a sunset panaroma!

10/18/14 Bell Rock Pathway; Sedona AZ
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A great introductory trail to Red Rock Country!

10/5/14 Mts. Lincoln-Lafayette Hike
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Lafayette and I have stories -there is a bond between us. So I decided to climb it as my 60th birthday hike.

9/7/14 Jon's 46er Finish on Mt. Whiteface!
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Jon's finish on the northernmost Adirondacks 46er in New York...Mt. Whiteface at 4,867'...the views are some of the best in the East!

9/4/14 Haystack, Basin and Saddleback Climb
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Two nights at Johns Brook Lodge in New York's Adirondacks to hike part of the Great Range: Haystack, Basin and Saddleback.

9/2/14 Mt. Colden and McIntyre Range Backpack
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An overnight backpack to Lake Colden through Avalanche Pass and climbing the following peaks: Mt. Colden, Iroquois, Algonquin and Wright.

8/30/14 Pemigewasset River Kayaking
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Relaxing day paddling the Pemigewasset River despite the crowd!

7/26/14 Mt. Jefferson
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It was a challenging 5-hour round trip to the third highest White Mountain peak!

7/19/14 Mt. Passaconaway
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A day well spent on Passaconaway!

6/29/14 Mt. Osceola's Split Cliff
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I felt great and proud of my bushwhack bruises and blood.

6/1/14 Mt. Whiteface Hike
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Challenging ledge scrambles and magnificent view perches!

5/31/14 Waterville Valley Cascades
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I don’t think there is any trail in the White Mountains that displays so many waterfalls in such a short distance!

5/10/14 Tower Hill Pond Hike
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The beauty and quiet of the surroundings is unmatched.

5/3/14 Red Hill
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What a view from the fire tower! Lakes all around and peaks arrayed to the north along the Sandwich Range – a fine reward for so easy hike.

3/28/14 Mt. Hedgehog Hike
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Hedgehog is one of the great moderate hikes!

3/25/14 Mt. Tecumseh
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Things were quiet at Waterville Valley.

3/23/14 Lower Georgiana Falls
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Beautiful powdery conditions!

3/21/14 Welsh Mountain Ledges
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Partial hike up Welch-Dickey.

3/18/14 Carter Dome Hike
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Carter Dome, tallest of the range!

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