There are 48 peaks in NH on the 4000-footer List. You can earn a patch by hiking them in multiple ways: any season, in winter, or in each specific season (that’s 192 peaks!) Looking for more lists or rules? Check them out here! For directions on applying for a patch, check out the AMC’s application

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Are you looking for information on the importance of outdoor play or an inspiring book on hiking you can read to or with your kids? Here’s a large collection of both! You’ll find works written with years of supporting research, stories of incredible families, and children’s literature that include picture book and interactive resources for

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One of my favorite things to discover as a hiker has to be locally owned and operated companies. It is amazing how we use some many items and resources to simply walk in the woods. If you’re an avid reader at Trail to Summit you know I love gear, the people who make it, and

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Over the past two years I have been looking for a way to make a difference in the hiking community. I decided to create a resource for new hikers lost in the shuffle of social media criticism, sarcasm, and baseless advice- the Trail to 4k Challenge. Through this challenge, I’ve read from women who were

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As the camera industry continues to evolve it becomes increasingly difficult to decipher the quality and features from one camera compared to another. For outdoor photography, a solid and high quality camera is a must. From there you’ll want to look carefully at features important to you as well as versatility, image quality, and weight.

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After 4 rounds of New Hampshire’s 4000 Footers (plus many repeats of certain peaks) you think I’d be done with them. Last year I adopted Ruckus and we’ve been working on the list together! We worked up to the 4Ks with some easier hikes and waited until she was almost a year old and prepared

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If you are new to the world of hiking, you want to be sure you have the appropriate gear to stay safe and comfortable on the trail. You don’t want to spend tons of money on gear you may never or seldom use if you’re not an avid hiker. You’ll also want to avoid the

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Hello Trail to Summit readers! I just wanted to let you all know (if you’re not following me on social media) that I am alive and well and just taking a break from the blogging world. The past few months have been very hectic and exciting for me so I’ve had to put my site on

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Mount Cannon (4,100′) is well known by skiers, but it is also one of New Hampshire’s tallest mountains. Located in Franconia Notch State Park, Cannon is one of the most underestimated peaks. Though one of the shortest peaks on the list and can be as short as 4.4 miles round trip, many people are surprised

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There’s no doubt that hiking is physically challenging. Between the steep ups and down, loose talus, slick roots, chilling water crossings, altitude issue, and a constant battle with the weather, there’s something to push you physically at just about every turn. For most people, the physical challenges don’t keep people off the trail. Hiking is

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