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Peakbagging

NH Fire Tower Series Introduction and History

Fire Towers have a long history in New Hampshire and are still a vital tool in fire safety. There are 16 towers across the state that are still in operation during peak fire season and all...

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NH 4000 Footer Guides, Peakbagging, Solo Hiking, Trip Reports

Cannon Mountain, Cannon Balls, and the Kinsmans

Today I decided to do a little multitasking. I am pursuing the New England Hundred Highest list as well as working on hiking all the NH4ks in each season. I thought a trip along the Kinsman...

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NH 4000 Footer Guides, Peakbagging, Trip Reports, Winter Hiking

Carter Dome and the ‘Cats (Winter)

The weather for our hike consisted of 35-45 mph winds and temperatures around 5 degrees. With windchill we were feeling about -30. Most of our hike would be below treeline so some of the...

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NH 4000 Footer Guides, Peakbagging, Trip Reports

Bonds (and Zealand!) Full Moon Hike

Once you have hiked all the 4000-footers in New England, it doesn’t mean there is nothing left to explore. Lately I’ve been really into full moon hikes. I attempted to see the...

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Editorials, NH 4000 Footer Guides, Peakbagging

Looking Back on a Journey: Hiking New England’s 4000-Footers

Two years ago I decided I wanted to hike all the 4000 footers in New Hampshire. This list is comprised of 48 very unique peaks with something different to offer. I realized that after each...

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NH 4000 Footer Guides, Peakbagging, Trip Reports

Katahdin (Hamlin and Baxter Peaks)

Mount Katahdin is home to Baxter peak, the Northern terminus for Appalachain thru hikers. Standing at 5,267 feet it is Maine’s tallest peak. Although it is not as tall as NH’s...

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NH 4000 Footer Guides, Peakbagging, Trip Reports

Bigelow Range (Avery and West Peak)

The ridges of the Bigelow range are what many alpine plants consider home.The alpine habitat is approximately 171 acres! In the 1960’s and 70’s developers had grand plans of...

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NH 4000 Footer Guides, Peakbagging, Trip Reports

Sugarloaf and Spaulding (Maine)

  Day three in Maine began at 4:45 am. The four of us (Theresa, Ann, Karen, and I) would be meeting Robin at Caribou Valley Road to begin our 14 mile hike over Abraham, Spaulding, and...

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NH 4000 Footer Guides, Peakbagging, Trip Reports

Saddleback and The Horn (Maine)

  Day two of our long weekend in Maine started with a look at the forecast. According to NOAA there was 100% chance of rain starting late morning for the rest of the day. Also...

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NH 4000 Footer Guides, Peakbagging, Trip Reports

Crockers and Redington (Maine)

In 2012 I finished the NH 4000-footer list and this year my goal is to complete the New England 67 list. There are only 19 mountains to hike, but the traveling time is longer, making these...

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