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Winter Hiking

Winter Hiking is Not Fun

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...

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Winter Hiking

Winter Bonds Traverse

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...

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Winter Hiking

New Hampshire’s Presidential Range Claims Another Life

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...

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Tips and Tricks, Winter Hiking

How to Keep Warm on a Winter Hike

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...

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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, Trip Reports, Winter Hiking

Mount Pierce (Winter)

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...

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NH 4000 Footer Guides, Trip Reports, Winter Hiking

No Shortcuts: Mt Isolation (Winter)

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...

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

Monroe and Washington (Winter)

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...

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

Tripyramids (Winter)

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...

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

Hancocks (Winter)

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...

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