The wind whips my hair wildly about as I attempt to tame it inside a wool hat, shoulders scrunched up to assist in the process. I turn toward my car, giving its warm seats once last glance as I shoulder my pack onto my shoulders- nearly ten pounds heavier than my summer pack. I am

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A traverse over the Bonds requires 23 miles of hiking, 5550 feet of elevation gain. I have done this hike a few times before as it is a personal favorite, but never roundtrip from Lincoln Woods. The Bonds are great for those looking for a two day hike. You can combine it with the Twins,

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Sunday morning Kate Matrosova was dropped off by her husband with plans to hike four peaks in the Presidential Range: Madison, Adams, Jefferson, and Washington. With a 5:30 am start, this hiking enthusiast began her trek. During the holiday weekend conditions in the White Mountains were unforgiving. Neighboring peak Mount Washington tied for the second coldest

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I am always asked how I stay warm while winter hiking. I ask myself the same thing each fall when the temperature begins to drop. “How did I handle hiking last winter?” comes to mind. When winter begins I am always surprised by my body’s ability to adapt. When I hit the trail, I pace

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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 toughest conditions we faced was in the lot.   Nineteen Mile nicely broken out! I was hiking with seven guys on

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The plan was to hike Mount Pierce (4311′) and its neighbor Mt Eisenhower (4780′), two mountains in the Southern Presidential range. I was leading this hike, with my group Northeast Peak Baggers. We had six in our group for the day. We got a late start as we parked at the Crawford Connector (it’s plowed!)

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I am hoping to finish my winter 4000-footer list this season and of course left many of the more difficult hikes for last! After many weekends of frigid weather, I finally got a chance to hike this 14.6 mile trail to one of the smallest 4000-footers: Mt Isolation. This winter has been really odd as

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I had planned this hike a few weekends ago, but instead opted for the Hancocks as the forecast wasn’t looking too good. When the Mount Washington Observatory is taking guesses for the wind speed high on Facebook, you know it’s a good day to be below treeline! For my patience, I was rewarded with the

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The Tripyramids consist of three distinct peaks, but only two count as 4000-footers. South Tripyramid does not as it stands less than 200 ft above the col on the ridge from Middle Tripyramid. Our plan was to hike North (4180′) and Middle (4140′) via Pine Bend Brook Trail. This took us over North then over to

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I thought it would be fun (and a little cheesy) to be in the Presidentials on President’s Day, but with the high winds, I changed my game plan. When the Mount Washington Observatory asks for top wind speed predictions on Facebook, you know it’s a good idea to stay away!  I went to plan B:

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