The eagles have landed (again).

April 22, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Last spring, I was lucky enough to locate an active eagle's nest, and access into the location, and was able to successfully photograph them on two separate outings. Knowing that eagles start repairing or building their nests as early as March, I was eager to get back there, to see if this site would be active again this year. Along the way of my...
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Passaconaway, #14/48. Make a plan. Make some friends. Make a trail.

February 19, 2017  •  2 Comments
On Saturday, February 18th, I planned on hiking my first official winter 4000 footer to Mt. Liberty. I had obtained all the necessary equipment. I had planned and shared my route, departure time, and every other detail and aspect that goes into hiking a high peak. Then, the night before, I received some reports that were less than favorable for bei...
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A baker's dozen

September 25, 2016  •  2 Comments
On Saturday, September 24th, I reached the summit of my 11th, 12th and 13th peaks on my quest to reach all of New Hampshire's official 4000 footers. This would be a day trip only, so with the fear of not finding a parking space, and daylight hours drastically shrinking, I left the house at 3:40am, arrived at the trailhead at 6:40 and was hiking on...
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The quest for 48 continues

August 21, 2016  •  3 Comments
My quest to reach the summit of all 48 of New Hampshire's 4000' peaks as officially reached double digits. This past weekend, I climbed Mt Willey, Mt Field and Mt Tom, peaks number 8, 9 and 10 for me. (I know, still a rookie. But you've got to start somewhere.) I approached this hike with three specific goals. First, and most obvious, was to reach...
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Hiking North and South Kinsman mountains

July 17, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
It's good to have goals in life. Some goals are easily achievable. Some... not so much. Some goals even border on being unrealistic. I have one of those borderline unrealistic goals of hiking to all 48 peaks on New Hampshire's '4000 footers' list. Forty-eight mountains with a peak elevation over 4000' above sea level. How hard could it be, right?...
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