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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A Tuckerman’s Ravine Ascent Via Left Gully

My friends and I recently decided to kick off the winter hiking season with a trip to Mount Washington. The weather forecast looked gloomy and we had no idea what to expect so we packed enough gear to be ready for everything from vertical ice to hanging out at camp all day. Thankfully the weather […]

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What are your winter goals?

Winter officially starts on December 21 and ends on March 19. That may seem like a long time but if you work or go to school during the week then it is really just 13 weekends, or 26 total days, to get out there and make your winter dreams a reality.  Every weekend needs to […]

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The Semi Presidential Traverse

My friends and I recently attempted to end the fall hiking season in epic fashion with a semi-presidential traverse. The Whites dished out plenty of epic in the form of unpredictable weather which kept us from our goal but still created an unforgettable alpine experience.         The presidential traverse is one of the most legendary […]

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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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Why We Hike: A challenge to the hiking blogosphere

Fellow outdoor blogger Tom Mangan, from Two-Heel Drive, has issued a challenge to the hiking blogosphere to describe “why we hike”. Part of the challenge is to write this post in only 15 minutes with 5 minutes for proofreading. I love a challenge and my stop watch is ready so here it is: I have […]

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Mount Washington Trip Report

As winter approached my friends and I discussed what we wanted to accomplish during the season. We all had different ideas but everyone’s list had the same ultimate goal of a winter ascent of Mount Washington. Finally on the last day of winter our schedules and the weather forecasts seemed to align enough to make […]

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