Last Sunday (12/4/11) I took on another solo hike in the White Mountains. This time I would journey up the three peaks of Mount Hancock. Two of the three peaks count as official 4000-footers. Trail damage from Hurricane Irene Parking is very easy to find as opposed to many of the hikes I have done.
Driving to the White Mountains through Conway, NH Mount Carrigain is known to have some of the most breathtaking views in the White Mountains. It is tied with Mount Washington for having the most NH 4000-footer summit views. On a clear day you can see up to 43 of the 48 4000-footers. I got lucky.
The Icelandic landscape is vast, varied and ruggedly beautiful with geysers and hot springs, huge icecaps and glaciers, fjords and waterfalls. The dramatic scenery was shaped by volcanic eruptions and carved out by glaciers. Much of the island is uninhabited and unspoiled. I was fortunate to have spent twenty-six hours in Iceland during a layover
In 2009 I bought the Camelbak Helena for a hiking trip in Israel. Unlike most CamelBak hydration bladder packs, it is large enough to fit all your gear for a day hike. This model is 1300 cubic inches. I’ve owned this pack for a couple of years so I’ve been able to see how it
Moosilauke Ravine Lodge Moosilauke has been a mountain I’ve waited quite some time to hike. I had planned on hiking it in May, and because of the forecast, I kept putting it off. Moosilauke translates to ‘bald place’ which describes its summit. I was waiting for perfect whether with perfect views, but I knew I
I spent a very rainy Saturday bagging numbers 9 and 10 on my list: the Kinsmans. I started on the Mt. Kinsman Trail (which was pretty difficult to find) which led to the Kinsman Ridge Trail. The peaks are very close together and you have to summit North Kinsman to get to South Kinsman
Whether you don’t have a companion to hike with or are looking for a little solitude, solo hiking can be rewarding and safe, but only if you are prepared. I personally love solo hiking. It gives me time and space to escape the chaos of everyday life and be independent. When you hike alone, you
had spent the past few days at the Crawford Notch Campground with my family. The Whites got a TON of damage! Six waterfront sites are no longer because the Saco River had been carved out more from Hurricane Irene. I had stayed at the Dry River Campground a few weeks ago and it was closed.
I arrived at the Livermore Road Trailhead at 7:00 am, ready for the slides! It was drizzling, but it always seems to rain when I hike! I was the only one in the lot, but I figured I would be since it was a Tuesday morning. I took the Tripyramid Loop Trail ascending the
Greeley Ponds Trailhead I hiked this trail the end of May and am writing about it now so it won’t be as precise as my newer hikes so I do apologize! I decided to hike East Osceola and then continue up to Osceola as East was a viewless summit. I figured I’d have a great