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At the base of 6,288′ Mt. Washington on the east side is the Tuckerman Ravine Trail, the most popular hiking trail on the mountain. While the summit is most often the main objective, it’s not the only reason to venture up Tux. Approximately 15 minutes up the trail, tucked into the side of the mountain,…

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I got out with my younger son this week!  We explored the Mount Meader Trail out of Evans Notch.  The trail itself was not the most spectacular one I’ve ever been on, but I think I may have enjoyed it much much more if it hadn’t been for the incredible heat wave that was coming…

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August came and went here in Pinkham Notch with you all scurrying up here to get one more hiking trip in, before the fall schedules begin and our college staff scurrying off to get back to school!The upshot is you haven’t heard from us in a month. However my own kids are back to school…

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Lake Francis in the Connecticut Lakes Region of New Hampshire. This past weekend my husband and I headed all the way up to the Canadian border to spend some time hiking the northernmost hikes in the AMC White Mountain Guide. A whole three hours above Mt. Washington, there is not a whole lot up here…

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East across Rt 16 from the AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center is a rock cliff that juts out of the side of the Wildcat Range. Known as Square Ledge, the formation is .5 miles up a fairly easy but continuous, instantaneously heart-rate increasing 400’ ascent that from the top on a clear day affords phenomenal…

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We set out at 8 in the morning eager to climb Mt. Washington’s toughest trail. The Huntington Ravine trail is no easy feat, and without the confidence and experience of my partner, Johannes, I may have not felt comfortable with the undertaking. We took off up the Tuckerman Ravine trail and raced to the junction…

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I think I’ve backpacked the Carter Range multiple times and although wild and rugged, it is not the most dramatic, so I was not the most enthusiastic to head out with my son to catch him South and Middle Carter for his 4000 footer list!  The only thing that excited me was the day with…

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There’s no better place to spend the Fourth of July than the White Mountains. I can’t think of anything that more embodies the frontier spirit of America than these rocky peaks and wooded hills. The Franconia Ridge is home to some of the highest peaks in the Whites (and arguably the best views!), with Mount…

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I conquered not only three more of the 48 4,000 footers, but also the last three of the Presidentials on my list. These three were Eisenhower, Pierce, and Jackson. The first Southern Prezzie (short for Presidential for those who are puzzled by the White Mountain slang) that I summit-ed was Eisenhower. I parked at the…

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For the past three days I have looked out from my desk window (which usually has a satisfying view into Tuckerman Ravine) to showers, driving rain, lightning, mist, and most consistently, clouds. The time spent inside that the weather has facilitated has allowed me to give the cabin a well-deserved spring cleaning, to pick up…

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