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My son and I got out for a wonderful few hours this past Monday and really got to experience what is going on with these crazy trails this winter! We went up the south side of Chocorua about half way using the Hammond Trail. The AMC White Mountain Guide says that the approach road is…

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Last weekend, the Mount Washington Valley saw its 23rd annual Ice Fest. As I mentioned in the last blog, this three day event is hosted by International Mountain Climbing School in North Conway. Ice Fest is a celebration of ice climbing, mountaineering, and the ethos and culture of these pursuits. While the festival has been…

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I’m back at Pinkham Notch after about 8 months away, but I haven’t done much on account of being sick. I’ve only gone out to play a few times, and even then I have not strayed far. Not to worry though, there is plenty of fun to have near the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. Yesterday…

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  Well folks!!! By the time I get this published, conditions may be completely different again but let me give you a glimpse of what is going on up here in the Notches!!! I myself have been cross country skiing over at Great Glen Trails so unfortunately I have not collected any great pictures over…

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Sometimes going out into the forest with no clear direction allows for you to take trails and loops you would not ordinarily take. I decided to venture out on to the Raymond Path towards Hermit Lake on to Harvard Cabin and then ending at Low’s Bald Spot. This loop from the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center…

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With the days feeling more and more like winter, it is hard to pass up a mid to high 40’s day. I decided to continue my trend of 4,000 footers before the New Year is upon us. As I was going through the various maps, books, and online resources, I eventually decided that I had…

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What do you do if you have a couple of friends who are new to hiking and you have a couple of hours only in an afternoon? Head to Randolph NH where the trails are endless and there appears to be a waterfall around every bend! We began hiking around 2pm in a chilly atmosphere…

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As the fall begins to make its shift into winter, the days become shorter and shorter. This is why even with an early 7 am start, individuals can still be caught in the dark with these short nine hour days. On Wednesday, I ventured into the Sandwich Wilderness to continue on my journey of the…

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I made sure I got a nice early start from the Greeley Ponds trail head just off of the Kancamagus Highway. For a midweek hike with a 7 am start, I was not anticipating already seeing two cars in the parking lot, but it is always nice to see people out on the trail. The…

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I can’t imagine many of you are ever going to go find this trail, but I had two hours before work on a Saturday, this was close by, and it did show forth what we have on our trails here in mid fall! Wheeler Brook goes from Route 2 in Gilead, Maine 3.5 miles down…

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