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Madison & Adams

When you shoot for the moon...

December 01, 2018

… you still end up with an epic time in the Whites. The plan was to do a Presidential Traverse — hiking all the way from Applachia to Crawford Notch. Our best hiking mate, Doug, turned up at the call of an epic adventure. We met and dropped a car at Crawford Notch, spent the (brief) night in a hotel in Gorham, then hit the trail bright and early for a big day ahead. Happily, Airline trail was broken, so we opted to take that instead of Valley Way. We followed in the footsteps of the kind folks who came...

Mount Madison from Adams, covered in snow
Mount Madison from Adams, covered in snow

Jackson & Pierce

...and a turnaround before Eisenhower

November 11, 2018

Winter is here in the Whites and I couldn’t be happier! What a beautiful, albeit windy day to tromp around in the snow. My car’s thermometer read low 20s at both the start and finish, so I reckon the wind chill above treeline was well below zero. Hence, why we turned around before getting to the really gusty section up to the summit of Eisenhower. (Read about a hike where we actually summited it here). Webster-Jackson up to Mount Jackson was pretty moderate, as usual. The trail had a decent pack on it but parts were icy so I threw...

Sunny, snowy, but alas too windy Eisenhower
Sunny, snowy, but alas too windy Eisenhower

Twins, Zealand, Hale Loop + Galehead

Overdoing it for the the foliage peeps

October 06, 2018

When our weekend commitments suddenly got cancelled at 10pm on Friday night, we both over-enthusiastically jumped for this epic day in the northern Pemigawasset. We considered the holiday weekend during peak leaf peeping, and this loop fit the bill: a long day through what promised to be some colorful trees, off the beaten path and chose to ignore the fact that we were still recovering from a 50k and Cody was sick. So we packed our headlamps, acknowledging there was no way for us to finish before sun down, and went off for a full day in the mountains. North...

Yellow forest on the trail up to Mount Hale
Yellow forest on the trail up to Mount Hale