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Puffin adventure on Machias Seal Island

July 22, 2018  •  3 Comments
(Warning, this blog is very picture heavy.) About two years ago, I had read a story about photographing puffins off the coast of Maine somewhere. After a little research, I discovered that there's only one US charter that can take you to this specific island, and actually get you on the island, for the real up-close experience. The tour is so popu...
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Muggy and buggy for #27

July 03, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
On July 2nd, with a forecast that seemed plenty good enough to commit to making the trip, I reached peak #27 out of 48 by summiting Mt. Whiteface in the Sandwich Range. I primarily use Mountain-Forecast for deciding what to expect on the peak I'm planning on hiking. This site is updated constantly, as the weather in the mountains changes so freque...
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Working overtime for #26

June 28, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Around this time last year, I had just summited Mt Adams, and Mt Madison via the King Ravine Trail. (read that blog post here) After showing some friends the photos and telling my story of that hike, a few of them instantly said they would love to try it, and asked me to take them up there and I promised them I would. On this seemingly insane quest...
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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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