Huts

Following the deaths of two members in a midsummer snowstorm in 1900, AMC leaders immediately approved a plan to construct a shelter between Mount Washington and Mount Pleasant (now known as Mount Eisenhower). Although the crude, six-person refuge was intended for emergencies only, many hikers chose to use it anyway. The need for a more…

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AMC’s backcountry caretakers spend weeks at a time deep in the White Mountains, so it follows that they would have strong opinions about the best spots in their majestic-but-temporary homes. Here are the places that 10 past and current AMC caretakers identify as their favorites—some of them so spectacular that they received multiple nominations. Read…

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A cockeyed old post holding a series of signs marks a junction 1.8 miles onto the Great Gulf Trail in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest. The top sign, a slab of bare wood, has text carved deep into its surface: “Entering Great Gulf Wilderness.” To the west lie 5,500 acres of federal Wilderness—the first…

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Carri and Jackson continue their search for the best kept secrets surrounding Carter Notch in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Feeling refreshed after a great night’s sleep, they’re looking forward to summiting Wildcat Mountain and walking its long, wooded ridgeline. Diary 4 of 4 – catch up with us from the beginning >> Gooooood morning from Carter…

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Carri and Jackson continue their search for the best-kept secrets surrounding Carter Notch in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. After a delicious dinner of homemade garlic bread, minestrone soup, and BBQ chicken, Carri and Jackson head to the Ramparts for some exploring – and celebrating the Carter Notch Hut 100th anniversary. Diary 3 of 4 – catch up…

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If you’re just tuning in, Carri and Jackson are continuing their search for the best-kept secrets surrounding Carter Notch in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Diary 2 of 4 – catch up with us from the beginning >> We last left the dynamic duo at the glorious summit of Mt. Hight… Views: 360° views from the summit of…

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Carri and Jackson were on a first-name basis with the Presidentials. When others were bragging about summiting Washington, they said, “Oh, you mean George?” They were in a hiking rut. Friends kept talking about a legendary land where Wildcats roam and massive boulders are strewn like pebbles deep in the cleft of a secluded notch….

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by Jeremy “Beowulf” Day The White Mountains of New Hampshire are perhaps the most dramatic, awe-inspiring part of the Appalachian Trail. Mt. Moosilauke is the furthest south that you break tree line. The mountains are more sheer; rock spires thrusting out of evergreen seas. The notches are deep, the paths rugged and wind-whipped. All this…

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Looking for a family outing for any skill level, from first timers to pint-sized backcountry pros? There’s a hike for that! See below for recommendations. FIRST HIKES FOR KIDS Four classic first trail experiences for young hikers. Each of these short hikes can help build a strong foundation for a family hiking tradition. Housatonic River…

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I took my daughter on her first hike before she was 6 weeks old. My husband, Jim, and I picked the shortest route to the summit of Mount Cardigan, the West Ridge Trail, which winds a mile and a half up through forest to sloping granite ledges and a view that sweeps across New Hampshire’s…

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