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Mount Jefferson in Winter

We finished our winter NH 48 4,000 footer list on Mt. Jefferson! It was a tough yet rewarding hike ...

Bondcliff, Bond, and West Bond in Winter

We did this 22 mile out and back hike from Lincoln Woods to Bondcliff, Bond, and West Bond in winter ...

North Twin, South Twin, Zealand, and Hale in Winter

Hiking North Twin, South Twin, Zealand, and Hale in a 20 mile lollipop loop is a big undertaking in ...

Middle and North Tripyramid in Winter

Temperatures in the single digits and teens did not deter us from hiking this out and back to Middle ...
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Mount Whiteface and Mount Passaconaway in Winter

Hiked up to Whiteface and Passaconaway via Blueberry Ledge Trail for numbers 35 and 36 of our winter ...

Artists Bluff in Winter

We hiked this lovely, relatively easy 1.5 mile loop with views of Franconia Notch, Franconia Ridge, ...

Mount Madison and Mount Adams in Winter

On an extremely cold and perfectly clear winter day, we hiked up Valley Way to two peaks along the ...

2021 in Review: Investing in a Life Filled with Hiking and Backpacking

All told, in 2021 we hiked over 500 miles, backpacked the Trans-Catalina Trail in California, ...

Mount Mansfield in Winter

On winter solstice, we hiked up Mount Mansfield–the tallest peak in Vermont–taking a relatively ...
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Mount Katahdin via Knife Edge

We saved this huge hike of Knife Edge Trail to Mount Katahdin’s Baxter and Hamlin Peaks to finish ...

North Brother Mountain

It was a wet hike up to North Brother Mountain in Baxter State Park for our 65th peak of the New ...
Bigelow Mountain Summit

Bigelow Mountain and Avery Peak

Two more 4,000 footers in Maine! These peaks in Bigelow Preserve boast outstanding views of the ...

Crocker, South Crocker, and Redington

These three 4,000 footers in Maine are part of the NE67 hiking list. Crocker and South Crocker are ...
Sunset from Killington Peak Vermont

Long Trail Section 5

We summited Killington Peak, our 5th and final VT 4,000 footer on this NOBO Long Trail section from ...

Mount Jackson in all seasons

We have now hiked Mt. Jackson four times, once in each season. Since completing the NH48, we’ve set ...
Sunstar and Mt. Pemi ledge

Mount Pemigewasset Sunset Hike

Mount Pemigewasset is a short hike with high reward views in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. ...

Franconia Ridge Loop Sunrise Hike

Started hiking at 2:45am to see a glorious sunrise on Franconia Ridge.Read the postFranconia Ridge ...

Belknap Range Hike 3: Gunstock, Rowe, Belknap, Piper, and Whiteface

This 12 mile hike with just over 3,000 feet of elevation gain completed our Belknap Range Hiker ...

Belknap Range Hike 2: West Quarry, Rand, Klem, Mack, and Anna

We enjoyed blue skies with fluffy clouds for this middle of 3 hikes to complete our Belknap Range ...

Belknap Range Hike 1: Mount Major Sunset Hike

After a late afternoon hike in the lake region of New Hampshire, we enjoyed a beautiful sunset from ...

Mount Agamenticus and Nubble Lighthouse

On a crisp spring day, we hiked a loop to Mount Agamenticus, Second Hill, and Third Hill close to ...

Long Trail Gear List

Hiking the Long Trail in sections gave us plenty of opportunity to test gear and refine our ...

7 Sisters – Holyoke Range

We felt so rejuvenated after a cold winter during this sun-filled early spring hike of the seven ...

Mount Carrigain in Winter

Snow, sun, wind, clouds––we walked through it all during this 14.2 mile hike to Mt. Carrigain.Read ...

Wildcats Carters Traverse in Winter

On our winter traverse of the Wildcats and Carters, we were treated with low winds, a bluebird day, ...

Garfield and Galehead in Winter

For our longest winter hike yet, we did a 17+ mile loop over Mt. Garfield and Galehead Mountain on a ...

Liberty and Flume in Winter

As we approached Mt. Liberty, we couldn’t contain our excitement as we caught glimpses of an ...

Mount Isolation Via Glen Boulder

We took Glen Boulder Trail to Davis Path, which provides extended views above treeline of the ...

Hancocks in Winter

Spent Valentine’s Day hiking up North and South Hancock in the White Mountains.Read the postHancocks ...

Mount Greylock in Winter

We hiked Mount Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts, on a perfect winter day with blue skies ...

Osceolas in Winter

A cold but perfectly clear and windless day on East Osceola and Mount Osceola in the White Mountains ...

Kinsmans in Winter

Hiked the Kinsman Trail to North and South Kinsman where we saw the most breathtaking undercast - a ...

2020 in Review: A Year of Hiking and Exploration

In 2020, we hiked roughly 500 miles and learned a great deal about our limits, capabilities, and ...

Cannon Mountain in Winter

On New Year’s Eve, we revisited Cannon Mountain for our last hike of 2020.Read the postCannon ...

Franconia Ridge Loop in Winter Conditions

Franconia Ridge Loop is one of the most popular hiking routes in the White Mountains and for good ...

Midstate Trail and Leominster State Forest

Enjoyed the first snow of the year on this Halloween hike through parts of the Midstate Trail and ...

Mount Morgan and Mount Percival

The Mount Morgan and Mount Percival loop is a nice moderate hike with rewarding views of Squam Lake ...

Wapack Trail – Pack and North Pack Monadnock

On a misty October morning, we caught the last glimpses of fall on the Wapack Trail to Pack ...

Windham High Peak

Chasing fall foliage to Windham High Peak, one of the 3,500ft peaks in the Catskills, New York.Read ...

Saddleback and the Horn

A clear and windy day on Saddleback and the Horn in Maine for 54 and 55 of the New England 67 4,000 ...

Sugarloaf, Spaulding, and Abraham

In frost, wind, and sun, we completed a ~13 mile traverse over three 4,000 footers in Maine: ...

Old Speck Mountain

At near-peak fall foliage time, we hiked our first 4,000 footer in Maine, Old Speck Mountain.Read ...

Hedgehog Mountain

The fall foliage in New Hampshire has never been better than on our hike up Hedgehog Mountain and ...

Hawksbill Mountain

As part of the 46 Climbs initiative, we hiked Hawksbill Mountain and a small section of the ...

Sandwich Mountain and Jennings Peak

On a crisp September day, we hiked two peaks on the New Hampshire 52 with a view list, Jennings Peak ...

Long Trail Section 4

On our last LT section of the summer, we hiked SOBO from Eden’s Crossing to Smuggler’s Notch and ...

Long Trail Section 3

On this southbound (SOBO) hike from Appalachian Gap to Middlebury Gap, we tagged two more of the NE ...

Long Trail Section 2

This northbound (NOBO) section from Appalachian Gap to Smuggler’s Notch, which included two NE 4,000 ...

Long Trail Section 1

Section-hiked the first 70 miles of the Long Trail in Vermont from the Southern Terminus to Mad Tom ...

Single Day Pemi Loop

Hiking a single day Pemi Loop (31.5 mi, 9,000+ft of elevation gain) is a bucket list item for many ...

Summits in Solidarity

On June 27, 2020, we participated in Summits in Solidarity, a peak-bagging initiative with three key ...
Full View From North Kinsman

Kinsmans Via Lonesome Lake

On the Summer Solstice, we hiked the Kinsmans from via Lonesome Lake Trail from Lafayette Place. It ...

Mount Liberty and Mount Flume

Hiking Mount Liberty and Mount Flume as an out and back via Liberty Spring Trail made for a great ...

Cannon Mountain in Fall

Our first New Hampshire 48 4,000 footer! On a rainy and humid October day, we hiked Cannon Mountain ...
Colorado Midway Pass View

Twin Lakes, CO

Boasting beautiful Rocky Mountain passes and seemingly unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities, ...
Kansas Plains Driving

Road Trip City Stops: Boston to Denver

To get out west, we drove from Boston through St. Louis and Kansas City to reach Denver with stops ...
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Mesa Verde National Park

24 hours in Mesa Verde National Park — hiking, visiting cliff dwellings, admiring petroglyphs, and ...
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Great Sand Dunes National Park

We spent a fun and relaxing 24 hours hiking, camping, and sand sledding at Great Sand Dunes National ...
Mt Eisenhower from Crawford Path

Mount Pierce and Mount Eisenhower in Winter

Our winter hike of Mount Pierce and Mount Eisenhower in White Mountain National Forest made for a ...
Mount Washington and Lakes of the Clouds Hut

Mount Washington and Mount Monroe in Winter

Hiking Mount Washington and Mount Monroe in winter was both a challenge and a joy. Mount Washington ...

Hiking the AMC 48 4,000 Footers in New Hampshire

In less than two years, we hiked the Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC) list of 48 mountains above ...
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Owl’s Head

While not a fan favorite, we loved this 18.5 mile hike of Owl's Head to finish our 48 4,000 foot ...
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Carters and Wildcats Traverse

The Carters and Wildcats Traverse held up to its reputation: steep, rocky, and long. However, with ...
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Presidential Traverse

Hiking the Presidential Range in one day, which includes the highest peak in the northeast -- Mount ...
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Mount Isolation in Winter

Hiking Mount Isolation was the most difficult test of our entire NH48 journey: winter route-finding, ...
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Mount Waumbek

Our winter sunrise hike of Mount Waumbek in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with views of the ...

2 day Pemi Loop

More than 33 miles over 2 days backpacking the Pemi Loop through some of the most rugged and ...
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Grand Canyon Rim to River Backpacking

Our Rim to River backpacking overnight in the Grand Canyon. 140 °F in the sun, hiking at 3am under ...

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