The Tripyramid North Slide Expedition

living the dream, photo by Dave Newman Do you ever have one of those hikes where everything just sort of comes together to create an unforgettable experience? My recent ascent of the Tripyramid North Slide is one of those hikes. This trip combined Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and snow climbing in ideal weather conditions. The skills […]

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What I Wear Above Treeline in Winter

Hiking above treeline in the winter can be dangerous with high winds, whiteouts and just plain nasty conditions. That is is why it is important to bring the right clothing to face the worst possible conditions. But what is the right clothing? Below is a thinglink picture that shows you what works for me when […]

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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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Owl’s Head trip report: finished NH’s 48 4000 footers

I recently stood on the summit of Owl’s Head which completed my 11 year quest to hike New Hampshire’s 48 4000 foot peaks. Owl’s Head has a bad reputation due to the long approach, challenging stream crossings and bushwhack to the summit. However ideal weather conditions combined with the joy of finishing the 48 4000 […]

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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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My Failed Owl’s Head Attempt from the North Side

Owl’s Head is the only mountain standing between me and my goal of climbing all 48 4000 footers in NH. I recently made an attempt at this mountain from the Lincoln Brook trail on the seldom traveled north side but was turned back by treacherous trail conditions and fading light. However, the trip was still […]

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Post Hike Dining in the White Mountains

Admit it; one of the best parts of hiking is the post hike dinner. After the hike you are muddy, hungry, and you have great hiking stories that should be told over a hearty meal.  Also, if you are anything like me, you have eaten nothing but Pop-Tarts and Mountain House dinners for the past […]

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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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