Recent Adventures

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

Colorado: Capitol Creek Circuit

The last bastion of Colorado Wilderness, Amigo

July 04, 2018

Where White River Wilderness, Colorado Distance 49 miles**including Snowmass and Haystack Mountains, 40ish otherwise Elevation Gain/Loss 13,600ft with above peaks Duration 5 days, 4 nights Partners in Crime Cody and Doug Daily Reports Day OneDay TwoDay ThreeDay FourDay Five Back to posts My first visit to Colorado was epic. In the words of mountain man Rob (more on him later), I'm a “spoiled brat”, and I agree. I found myself in the midst of the “last bastion of Colorado wilderness” doing what's known as the Capitol Creek Circuit. To be honest, I had no idea what this trip was going...

Alpenglow on Capitol Peak
Alpenglow on Capitol Peak

Bluebird day in the Bonds

The lesser-known of two ridges.

June 10, 2018

What an awesome day. Beautiful trails, beautiful weather, views for miles and the trail (mostly) to ourselves. At 20 miles, this out-and-back is a long hike for a casual day hiker. However, it’s pretty doable if you keep a steady pace since the first and last 2.8 miles on Zealand trail are very flat and easy. The rest, however, is more typical of the Whites. The hike starts at the end of Zealand Rd, one mile past the trailhead for Hale Brook Trail. As mentioned, Zealand trail is super easy, but it’s not boring. At first you’re hiking through a...


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