A classic February hike... in April

April 22, 2018  •  2 Comments
On Saturday, April 21st, I attempted to summit my 25th New Hampshire 4000 footer. I say 'attempted' because I didn't officially reach the summit. I decided to take a less-traveled, unmarked route via the Fire Warden's Trail because it was supposed to be more scenic. I have nothing to compare it to, but with all the fresh snow from the last two nigh...
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It's all downhill from here! (plus a LOT more uphill)

March 25, 2018  •  4 Comments
It's official. I have successfully summited 24 of the 48 peaks on the list of New Hampshire's 4000 footers. On Saturday, March 24th, after reaching the summit of Mt. Waumbek, I had exactly as many peaks remaining, as I had now previously stood on. This is an unusual time of year in the White Mountains. If you were to look anywhere around you, ther...
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Solo hike to Mount Hancock and South Hancock

February 18, 2018  •  3 Comments
Entering 2018, I needed to summit 28 more peaks in order to reach my goal of hiking all 48 of New Hampshire's 4000 footers, before turning 50 in March of 2019. I successfully summited the smallest of the peaks, Mount Tecumseh, in January, and on this day, my sights would be set on Mount Hancock, and the unofficially named "South" Hancock peaks. As...
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Sharing the experience

October 04, 2017  •  1 Comment
This past Sunday, October 1st, I reached my 20th New Hampshire 4000 foot peak. For more than half of these peaks, I have reached the summit while on a solo hike. For the other half, it was with other hikers who were as, or much more experienced, than myself. Sunday would be different. For the last few months, a few friends have asked to join me on...
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When your 19th is also your first

August 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
On Sunday, I hiked my 19th New Hampshire 4000' peak. I now officially have under 30 peaks remaining to complete all 48. However, this hike would be notably different than all the previous ones. On this day, my daughter, and her boyfriend, joined me for her very first 4000 footer. We started out at the Lafayette Campground, on the Lonesome Lake trai...
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