Three years ago, my daughter Emily and I started a tradition.  Every summer, we would plan a mother-daughter overnight hike.  This year’s plans incorporated a night at AMC Cardigan Lodge High Cabin AND a solar eclipse. Let’s just say I was excited. I never knew High Cabin existed until a month or so before I

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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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I’ve had terrible luck with views on Mount Moosilauke. I’ve been atop this 4803 foot peak four times in the past and have not had a single view from the summit. The first time was during an odd October snowstorm, the second was another snowstorm, and the third time it poured. The fourth time it

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Last weekend I hoped to complete another milestone in my own list- hiking the New Hampshire 4000-footers in each season. After I completed the NH48, I moved onto the New England 67 and then began the New England Hundred Highest list. I am fairly close to finishing the NEHH list, but kept finding myself planning

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While winter is not officially here, it sure feels like it! I decided to hit up the Wildcats via a less traveled route- the Wildcat Ridge Trail. To hike this route, we parked at Pinkham Notch and started up the Lost Pond Trail. This rarely hiked trail was untouched when we arrived. We strapped on

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The view from Galehead Hut- taken an hour apart              This is my fourth time atop Mount Galehead, but my first time writing about it! I don’t always get around to doing trip reports for all of my hikes. There are some very straightforward hikes with viewless peaks that don’t

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Jackson is one of my favorite peaks to bring hikers new to the 4000-footers. Notice I didn’t say new hikers. You still have to work your way up to this peak! Kendra, Arianna, and Cynthia wanted to hike up Mount Washington but we were rained out a couple weeks ago. As I predicted, the weather

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Some of you may be seeing a trend. I am attempting to hike a Presidential Traverse in each season and this makes three out of four. If you’re interested, here are my Spring and Summer trip reports. With this traverse I camped near the Appalachia trailhead. I just got an alcohol stove from AntiGravity Gear

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Mount Flume is one of my favorite peaks in the Whites. The whole ridge is pretty spectacular! I decided I wanted to give back and adopt a trail and saw the upper half of Osseo was available. I applied and took the basic trail maintenance course. My first trail maintenance trip was a lot of

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