Mount Jefferson and Mount Adams on the edge of winter

Mount Adams (5,794 ft) and Jefferson (5,712 ft) are two of my favorite peaks in the whites. These are the second and third highest 4000 footers and they have none of the summit development that you will find on Mount Washington. I recently took on both these mountains during an epic day hike in conditions […]

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Mount Monroe and Eisenhower Trip Report

I recently realized that my boots had not touched the summit of a 4,000 foot peak in many months and I knew that had to change. My recent trip to Mount Monroe and Eisenhower is just what I needed. This 9.4 mile semi strenuous loop will show you some of the best above tree line […]

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A Winter Overnight Between Mount Adams and Madison

Winter hikes rarely go as planned and our recent overnight near Madison Hut was no exception. High winds and sub-zero temperatures kept us from reaching any summits but we still had an epic outdoor experience that I won’t soon forget.  starting the hike Two friends and I pulled into the Appalachia trailhead with a plan […]

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My 5 Biggest Hiking Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them!

I have made my share of potentially dangerous mistakes throughout my 15 years of hiking. Mountains are typically unforgiving so I feel lucky that none of my poor decisions have been costly. Each of these experiences has taught me a lesson that I will never forget.  Below are my top five hiking mistakes and how […]

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Mount Adams Trip Report

Mount Adams has lingered in the back of my mind for over a year. I attempted a winter ascent last year but was turned back by snow conditions. We returned this year with better gear and a determination to get to the summit and back safely. We accomplished our goal but the journey ended up […]

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