Ken Cuddeback Trail Review

The Ken Cuddeback Trail traverses swamps, forests and neighborhoods over seven miles in south Amherst, MA. It is a great choice if you are looking for a nice trail run or a mostly flat walk in the woods. The Ken Cuddeback Trail starts on Old Farm Road in Amherst, MA and it ends at the […]

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Tuckerman Ravine via Right Gully

Tuckerman Ravine is one of my favorite alpine playgrounds in New England. Its big alpine vibe and the variety of routes are something you just don’t see on many New England mountains. That is why our recent Tuckerman’s ascent, via Right Gully, was one of my favorite climbs this winter. Tuckerman Ravine is an imposing […]

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Mount Greylock via the Gould Trail

My friend Matt, author of The Word of Zupka, and I recently climbed Mount Greylock via the seldom traveled Gould Trail. The combination of perfect weather, a new trail and time with an old friend made this a great day of hiking indeed.  At only 3,491 feet, Greylock has a pretty big reputation. Some say […]

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5 “More” Hiker Etiquette Guidelines

By: Karl Searl, author of Live Free and Hike New Hampshire When hiking, it is really important to follow proper trail etiquette. By doing so, you’re ensuring that your fellow hikers are having an enjoyable experience, while also maintaining the true beauty and habitat of nature. Many websites and books have standard hiker etiquette codes […]

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5 Tips for New Winter Hikers

Are you ready to make hiking into a 4 season experience with some winter hikes?  Congratulations; winter hiking is one of life’s most enjoyable experiences even if it is a little intimidating. You might be wondering what you need to know before you embark on your snowy journey. Below are five tips that I learned […]

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Mount Guyot and Zealand Overnight Trip Report

photo by Christopher Laplante My friend from New Mexico and I always go on a big trip each year. In the past we have gone to Alaska, Yellowstone, South Dakota and Montana. This year we set our sights on New England and it was up to me, as the New England native, to plan a […]

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EMS Feel Free Pack Review

EMS sent me their Feel Free pack, to see what I thought about it. I found that it works great as a day-pack on the trail or as a portable office command center. It is not a technical back-country pack but its versatility certainly makes it worth a look. The Facts The Feel Free is […]

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Biking to the Hike: Acadia’s South Bubble

Acadia National Park’s South Bubble is a short but sweet hike with sweeping views of Jordan Pond and the famous Bubble Rock. The hiking distance can be under a mile with elevation less than 800 feet which makes this hike accessible to anyone in reasonable shape. We were spending a long weekend in the park […]

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