Beat the Storm

With the forecast looking questionable, I decided to do the peak closest to home as fast as possible. 2 1/2 hour drive each way (live…

Give me 5!

Great scramble, another great day for a summit!

Hike Up, Run Down

Gorgeous weather, not as populated as other frequent hikes. Steep-ish hike; definitely took my time ascending. Ran down thunderbolt. Very steep at the start so…

Fourth of July on Greylock

I decided to hike Cheshire to the Peck’s Brook Loop and then Gould to the summit, returning via Cheshire (this probably won’t be the only…

Hike Up, Run Down

Hiked up gould then down thunderbolt. Was able to run down most of thunderbolt but it’s a very steep descent at first. Worth it to…

Die Hard

Franconia loop climbing Lafayette, Lincoln, Little Haystack and Haystack. This hike was a „Die Hard“ – longest hike of the challenge, climbing over 4 peaks,…

Mt. Mansfield ‘aka’ Stowe

Spent my formative years skiing the other side of the mountain with my parents, I had a fortunate childhood. It was a real trip to…

Camel’s Hump

We arrived at about 7:30.  The parking lot was almost empty and they had an overflow lot as well.  The trail was very wet and…

Besting the rain

Beautiful hike, a little humid again but enjoyed the summit views!

One of the best trails in NE

I really think that the Falling Waters and Old Bridal trails are two of the most difficult trails in all of the Whites (which makes…

One of the best in NE

I really think that Falling Waters and Old Bridal are two of the most difficult trails in the Whites. And that’s saying something! They are…

VT’s Tallest

Beautify drive from CT to the foothills of Mount Mansfield. Arrived at about 1pm after a 4 hour car ride. Hiked Sunset Ridge up to…

3 Down , 3 to go

The reason for my out of order is I am actually doing them in the order of which peak is closest to where I live.…

Mount Monadnock

Great hike.  Follow the cairns! We got a little mixed up at one point.  Beautiful trail and views.  The summit was so foggy but so…

Mount Greylock in the books

We opted for the less strenuous Campground trail since we needed it to be a day hike and were worried that the recommended Thunderbolt loop…

Greylock Summit

Great first summit.  Overcast day but still impressive and beautiful!

Mount Lincoln Climb

Great hike, was hot and humid but the views on the Franconia ridge trail made it worth it.

Monadnock Wanderings

I finally got around to doing my first hike, a lot later than I had hoped with all the uncertainties surrounding everything these days.  Because…

Stairway to the Heavens

Mid day start. Low and slow all up hill. Becomes hot and tiresome over time. Dense woods. It seems endless then you hit the summit…

Mount Mansfield climb

Hiked Laura Cowels up to summit and Sunset Ridge down. Trail description for Laura Cowels is acurate steep and slippery.  Trails were busy for a…

We did it!

The weather was perfect. It was a super experience. It took us 6 hours all around as we are not super experienced hikers and apparently…

Three in One!!!🏔🏔🏔

WOW!!! What a hike!!! Took a lot of endurance and determination but so worth the amazing views of the white mountains!! Definitely recommend going counter…

Halfway there

Enjoyed an incredible hike up the Falling waters trail where we climbed along waterfalls and got little glimpses of the increasing tree line. Made it…

Monadnock Afternoon

This was the second of my hikes. Large gap due to COVID lockdown. Knowing that Monadnock gets crowded I intentionally choose to hike it on…

Summit season starter – Greylock!

Attempted Greylock this past winter in a foot of snow and just wasn’t feeling it. Very happy we returned on a beautiful cool spring day…

Windy Morning Hike

Was a brisk morning for a hike, upside was there was no bugs. Trail was a little wet but in great shape. Summit was breathtaking…

Swamp Donkeys on Pumpelly Trail

It was a dark & stormy morning.  5 am on the road, we were and we weren’t sure the weather would hold up for us,…

Monadnock in May

I’ve hiked this mountain at least 10 times but this was my first time up the White Arrow trail and I was really surprised by…

Running off of the Summit

We started our hike along the Gould trail on a beautiful clear day in 75degree weather. Most of the trees had fully filled out and…

Summit of Surprises!

Moderate climb up Gould trail but very doable incline! Summit was beautiful with an awesome surprise of hang gliders and paragliders jumping from the edge…

Another highpoint to the growing list

Trail was in fantastic condition. Much more loose dirt and leaf detritus than I had expected for a New England trail, definitely a nice change.…

Memorial weekend to remember

Any day spent in the white mountains is a good day. Did the Franconia ridge loop over haystack, Lincoln, and Lafayette. Trails are in good…

Monadnock Day Hike

Monadnock is always a nice day hike with beautiful weather overall!

Mud and Granite

Went up white dot. Rained in the morning, which made the granite very slippery. Was a mix of Don’t step in the lava (mud) and…

Picture Perfect Day on Greylock

Retraced “Thoreau’s Footsteps” through wide flat Bellows Pipe Trail, until the shelter where we began ascending steeply through open forest and grassy areas, ending on…

Windy Day

We registered for a pass to be able to park at the main headquarters. Parking lot wasn’t that crowded even arriving at 9:30am. There was…

Hump day on Camels Hump

The summit still has a decent amount of packed snow covering ice. I would recommend micro spikes for at least the next couple weeks. Follow…

Two down Four to go

Trail is a little wet at the start. Once you get past the small streams it’s a cake walk. follow me on Instagram @d_yestramski

Easter Summits

I did the Mount Williams, Mount Fitch, Mount Greylock, Stoney Ledge Loop. 12.7 miles. There is still about a quarter inch of snow once you…

Quarantine with Mt. Monadnock

First trail of the challenge on a sunny beautiful day. The trail was well marked and in good condition. I completed this summit with the…

Mount Greylock Aka: Grayskylock

Fresh snow and ice storm the two days before the hike…yet the trail was frozen mostly solid due to the rain. Single digit temperatures and…

Mt . Greylock

Was a consistent climb. Overall just a spectacular hike.

The big one

Hiked Mt Washington with my friend as a part of Presidential Traverse which is 20ish miles long hike and it’s rated as one of the…

Mount Katahdin, ME

Amazing and challenging hike! Definitely a little more difficult than expected when crossing the end of Knife’s Edge. Overall a great way to finish the…

Mt Washington in Fall Colors

We hiked on a day that started out with beautiful fall weather and made it to the top before it changed.  The hike is easy…

Perfect fall day at Mt Greylock

This was my first solo hike. My daughter helped me plan the safest route for me to do alone. I woke before  5am and left…

6 of 6 top of Massachusetts

My friend and I started this hike at Bellows Pipe Trail. This trail has gradual ascend and meets Appalachian trail near the summit (around 3…

Hiking Katahdin

September 15th We started out hike for Six Pack of Peaks: New England on the Hunt Trail/Appalachian Trail North up to Mount Katahdin Summit. The…

Another day on the top..

We started this hike at Bellows Pipe trail, trail meets Appalachian trail near summit. After enjoying views from the summit and War memorial tower we…

Last one

The weather was horrible and they started to turn people away because the ridge was very windy

Relaxing hike in CT

Easiest one comparing with other 5, just a little bit over hour to the summit, but great views.

Top of the Connecticut

This was one really easy hike and a really long drive :). Compared to the White Mountains, where I usually hike this was an easy,…

Early Bird Gets The…

Early bird gets….great sunrise pics and no crowds at the summit! My favorite hike to date. Took Lion Head Trail up and Tuckerman Ravine down. …

Sunny days

Good to go sunny and beautiful all the way up!

Camel’s Hump

Beautiful weather, view at the summit was amazing

Mount Greylock, MA

This was our final peak to finish the challenge and we wished we had done it first. Easy hike, not much to see on the…

The Finale on Mt Mansfield

We were staying in Stowe, and decided to climb up the Eastern side of the mountain- Long Trail to Profanity back to Long Trail. We…

Super steep

Very steep at the top of long trail.  Vertical climb.  You can get off Long trail south into profanity trail which is also steep, but…

Mt. Katahdin

This was a beautiful and very challenging hike. The peak offered amazing views on a perfect, sunny day. Continuing on knifes edge proved to be…

Lucky #7 – Challenge Complete!

Mount Mansfield marked the culmination of an epic hiking journey in 2019. This was my 7th and final summit of the challenge. Each mountain was…

Mount Greylock, MA

This was my least favorite hike out of them all and I wish we had done it in the beginning. Easy hike with minimal views…

Mount Washington views

this was a great day for a sunday hike, second year doing this hike and I love it more each time.

Camels hump

Very cold and windy at the summit  

Hump Day – #6

First steps on the Long Trail hiking a loop up the Monroe Trail to the Long Trail SB and looping back on the Alpine Trail.…

Mount Mansfield

Great hike, good weather.  The trails are well marked

Camel’s Hump Joy

This was my favorite hike of the challenge! It was a perfect balance of climbing without an intense amount of incline. We opted to hike…

Amazing scenery all the way

To conquer Mt. Lincoln you will most likely want to do Mt. Lafayette and Little Haystack Mountain, too.  Although demanding from a total ascent (about…

Katahdin

When you fail to prepare, prepare to fail.  Well not a complete failure because I made to the summit and back in good health. Went…

Mount Washington

No special or wacky names for this hike.  This hike deserves our respect. Really fun rock scramble in the last section. Lots of beautiful flowers…

Three in one part 2 – Mt Mansfield

Very very tough and steep trail.  Watch out if you are afraid of heights.  The views are amazing from the Adam’s apple and the top.

Lafayette or Lincoln?

Wowza!!! Best hike ever???  It is in the running. Waterfalls, three peaks, ridge trail and a senior in college wearing a Pace University cap.  Did…

Really? This is no the Top?

Perfect clear afternoon.  Nice hike, mostly shaded. The “fake top” in the clearing with the plaque was and Ugh moment. Humped my way to the…

The Grey Lady

The second leg on the journey and the 2nd hike of the day.  Have only been given 5 days from wife and work manager. The…

Hiking the Rock Pile

August 24th, 2019 I got up to New Hampshire parked at the Cog Railway where I would meet up with my Hike for Mental Health…

The Beginning of the End

Another fantastic hike!  Almost missed the parking lot for the trail coming from the north down 41.  Included a picture which might help.  The bugs…

In The Clouds On Camels Hump

It was a treat getting to the Summit and half of the mountain being in the clouds and the other half being clear ! It…

Mount Lincoln

Trail was wet and made it slippery at times.  Especially going down.  Make sure you have good footwear with traction.

Mt. Lincoln Adventure

It was a great day for a hike! I loved hiking up Falling Waters and all the waterfalls. (I’m such a sucker for a waterfall!)…

To the Top of New England

This was our final hike of the challenge, though I foresee many more mountains in our future. What a amazing hike! The day started cool,…

Double Trouble – Part 1

My friend and I took a trip to Vermont and hiked both mount Mansfield and mount Camel’s Hump on the same day. Our first hike…

Double Trouble – Part 2

My friend and I took a trip to Vermont and hiked both mount Mansfield and mount Camel’s Hump on the same day. We started at…

Mount Washington, NH

Our second time hiking Mount Washington together but this year was so much more enjoyable! It was a beautiful day and the views from the…

Mount Washington, NH

This was our second time hiking up Mt. Washington but last year there was trail restoration. This year we were able to fully use the…

Mount Lincoln, NH

Beautiful and enjoyable hike. Weather was perfect and the views were amazing. Very nice hut to stop at on the way down with food, water…

6,288 with a Scramble

Wonderful family hike with our adventurous son. Beauty surrounded us as we made our way to the tree line. The scramble was as expected, long,…

Ruck to the Top

What a perfect day for a hike! My Dad, Stepmother, Sister and her Dog Winnie started at the Undermountain Trailhead Parking lot. Geared up with…

Mount Lincoln, NH

This was an amazing hike, probably my favorite after Camel’s Hump. Beautiful clear views from the peak.

The amazing Lincoln NH

this was a very nice hike, sunny day also hiked Lafayette the same day wich is next to it.

Majestic views from Camel’s Hump

Wonderful views  in all directions. Burrows trail was a great ascent path. Going down Long Trail was a bit more difficult. And multiple water views…

Two for One, Part 1: Mount Mansfield

Absolutely awesome hike! Did this hike before heading over to Camels Hump and have to say that of the two, this was my favorite (although…

Two for One, Part 2: Camel’s Hump

Great hike!  Did this in the afternoon following Mount Mansfield in the morning.  Both were great hikes, but if I could only choose one, I…

Mount Greylock

This was a nice hike really hot and humid, we enjoyed it with my sister.

Mansfield

I had done Mansfield many times . I wanted to make this a hike I could bring others to from around my area to enjoy.…

Up the Hump

This was the first hike in the challenge that truly felt like a CHALLENGE! The weather was perfect and the trail was beautiful and unlike…