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As members of the 4-week White Mountain Conservation and Leadership Crew, we shared rewarding experiences both on the trail and off.  During our first week we did rock work in New Hampshire and began to get to know our group and become familiar with the techniques of trail work that we would be expected to…

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Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire. Basecamp for hikers seeking to climb mighty Mount Washington and once home to legendary AMC hutmaster, Joe Dodge. It’s a magical place teeming with natural beauty and boundless options for outdoor adventure. One epic, view-packed hike is the Boott Spur to Lion Head loop. This 8.3-mile, +3,900′ challenge-of-a-hike is known for its…

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Rachel Pifer, 2016 Guyot Caretaker Do not go gentle into that good night. People always ask me: “What makes a good caretaker?” I can teach someone to put rocks into the ground, but I can’t teach them about the intrinsic value of protecting the resource, the top soil, the water quality, the wildlife. That’s something…

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A dead tick can’t bite you—and the single-best way to terminate them in the field is to treat your shoes and clothing with permethrin, which will kill ticks rapidly on contact. (Once you’re back home, you can also crisp ticks to death with a quick spin in the dryer.) A variety of permethrin-based products are available…

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The past two months have come and gone as quickly as a storm on a hot summer evening, the kind that leaves you both amazed and in awe, and not without a lasting impression! Since early June, the Bay Circuit Trail (BCT) Volunteer Program hosted a National Trails Day Work Party and two custom crew…

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As a third generation Wildcat Mountain skier, Wildcat is a pretty special place to me. Not a season has passed during my 22 years on this Earth where I haven’t been on Wildcat, whether it be in the daycare or on the slopes. The skiing has a reputation as being steep, rocky, and unforgiving. The…

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Kids love forts. Something about the potential for exploration, the dark passageways, the great hiding spots, the element of surprise, the excitement of what might be around the next corner…it all adds up to a great experience. Most forts in New England are located on the coast or on islands, which makes for a great…

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Mount Pierce holds a special place in my heart. You’d think that after two summers of hauling supplies up the Crawford Path as a Hut Girl, I’d be perfectly happy to never see the trail again. But you’d be wrong!  Here I was riding the Hiker Shuttle to the Highland Center last Wednesday, on a…

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Consider this an adventure into the extremes of ultralight backpacking gear. It’s a place you go once you’ve moved beyond cutting ounces and entered the sub-ounce realm of counting grams. And in this realm lies the genre of ultralight toothbrushes. Here are some of the options. The Toob It’s the “fun go-anywhere refillable toothbrush!” The…

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Summer is here and we are all longing for long sunny days at the beach or for a relaxing dip in a refreshing New England brook. Instead of planning a hike to a scorching mountaintop, why not get a hold of some old inner tubes and just float down a lazy river on a weekend…

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