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Washington + Monroe

Throwing my little brother in off the deep end

September 01, 2018

What to do when your little brother visits New England for the first time? Bringing him up the tallest of the 4000 footers, but not before summiting a couple other very tall peaks? Why not. I will preface this post by saying that while my brother, Hunter and I did some very occasional big hikes growing up, he is by no means a regular hiker, and yet he was a CHAMP, crushing these 14 rocky challenging miles. Props to the little bro. Since it was Labor Day weekend, we knew all the popular peaks would be crowded, so we decided...

Looking out toward the Southern Presidentials from Monroe
Looking out toward the Southern Presidentials from Monroe

Reverse Carters Traverse

Going against the flow of AT Hikers and finishing with a coffee cake

August 26, 2018

This is one of my favorite hikes in the Whites. The views of the Presidentials are amazing, it’s a challenging hike elevation-wise, and there doesn’t tend to be a lot of people up here, even during peak season, and my favorite AMC Hut is along the route, complete with a perfect lake for a dip. Usually, it makes sense to start the hike up Nineteen Mile Brook Trail and come down Imp because of the steep section up to Carter Dome from the Hut, and you get most of your climbing done en route. The downside is you end with...

One of many reasons to love this traverse: the views of the Presidentials
One of many reasons to love this traverse: the views of the Presidentials

Moose on Moosilauke

A solo hike with some chance encounters

August 05, 2018

This was a great loop around Moosilauke, especially with all the rain we’ve gotten this week rushing in the brook and making all the green so vibrant. It was also a refreshing change to see Moosilauke on a nice day as the previous four hikes up here have been during inclement weather (see posts here and here). Having never hiked Moosilauke from the lodge, I decided to do a loop from there covering almost entirely new trails. I parked a ways up the road from the lodge, since it was summer, and crowds predictably had arrived. Since I had Rye,...

The less crowded side of Moosilauke
The less crowded side of Moosilauke

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