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…

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…

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…

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. …

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.

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…

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…

Camels hump

Very cold and windy at the summit  

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…

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…

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

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 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 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.

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…

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 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…

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…

Mount Greylock

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

Say what trail Mt. Greylock

The written description says to take Gould and Thunderbolt trails but when you zoom in on the map it has Gould, AT trail and bellows…

Up and over the HUMP!

Hump day all day. Camels Hump starts off with a gradual incline hike that ends with magical 360 views. The hard part is getting up…

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…

Camel’s Hump, VT

Our first time hiking Camel’s Hump. Great hike with amazing views at the summit. I think this was my favorite hike for this summer!

Mt. Mansfield, VT

Great hike that I have enjoyed many times! It was a little rainy but still had decent views from the summit.

Mt. Mansfield, VT

Beautiful and challenging hike up to the peak of Mount Mansfield. This was our second time up to the summit but a new route this…

Mount Mansfield, VT

Beautiful and challenging hike up to the peak of Mount Mansfield. It was a slightly rainy day but still had good visibility at the top.…

Mt. Mansfield, VT

This is a great hike. I have done this summit many times but enjoyed taking this different route.

Mount Washington

The hike up was amazing.  We took boot spur down though which was very sunny and very steep with boulders.  It took us way longer…

Mt Washington Exhaustion

There was a big event- Seek the Summit- the same day, meaning that there were a lot of people on trail. Parking was tough at…

Seek That Peak!

I started with no intention to summit; I had had two previous shorter hikes that I had struggled greatly with, but I did not want…

Seek the Peak – Mt. Washington

Hiked Mt. Washington via Ammonoosuc Ravine trail and Jewel trail. Me and few friends participated in this year’s Seek the Peak Challenge which has a…

Melting on Lincoln

We opted to hike Mt. Lincoln during the July Heat Wave – 90 degrees at the base! Whew! The trailhead was busy, and we utilized…

Seek the peak

Hiked Mt. Washington via Ammonoosuc Ravine trail and Jewel trail. We started around 5 am from Ammonoosuc Ravine trailhead. Visibility was really poor due clouds…

My Mansfield

Very beautiful mountain. Many spots with breath taking views. We got caught in some rain on the way up other than that the weather was…

Beautiful Bear Mountain

This was a very enjoyable hike with great views at the top. Lots of ripe wild blueberries along the trail and very minimal amount of…

Bear Mountain

Very easy going enjoyable hike. Nice views from the peak. A good start to the challenge

1st Hike of 2019

Long slog up the mountain, sweaty with several stops to put my heart back in my chest. It is a tough ascent! 1st timers can…

Views for Days!

It was a gorgeous sunny day when we hiked the Franconia Ridge Trail! Holy cow the views – spectacular and stunning! We finished our hike…

Hot Greylock!

A little hotter than expected but cooled off as I reached the top. Forgot about food being sold at the Lodge on the summit. An…

Castle Greylock

I paused on the “bugs” question. There were zero on the way up, but I’m still nursing some mighty “no see um” bites from the…

5,089 Feet and Lots of Sunscreen

Brilliant sunny day. So happy to have sunscreen as we traversed the ridge. Despite the packed parking lot, shuttle ride to the trailhead, and seemingly…

A Night on Mount Greylock

My third trip to the summit of Mount Greylock and I love it even more each time. Camped at the Mount Greylock State Reservation sites…

One down, five to go! Bear Mountain done.

Great weather today. Little evidence of yesterday’s rain. Trail in good shape. Foliage summer growth made trail a bit narrow in a few spots. Blueberries…

Bear Mountain

Trail was in great condition and we really enjoyed hiking Paradise. There were a bunch of AT through hikers at the peak with us. It…

Camels Hump

Hike was great, one of the very best I have done in New England.   Once you crest into the alpine area the horse fly’s…

Bear mountain-favorite hike

Loved the hike.  It’s cool because you start in Connecticut, pass into Massachusetts, then re-enter Connecticut.  The summit doesn’t have a sign.  We met a…

Hiking Mount Mansfield

July 1st, 2019 I got to Underhill State Park Campground to Eagles Cut Trailhead Parking. From Eagles Cut Trail I started my journey onto my…

Wet day for Camels Hump Summit

June 30th, 2019 I got up to Vermont and  parked at the Burrow Trailhead Parking where I would start our journey onto my fourth peak…

Fogged out

The hike was really, alot of fun. Rain, mist,humidity,pouring rain, some more rain. Slippery a bit.  BUT…IT WAS AWESOME!  Met up with the summit but…

Foggy Day

We hiked Mount Mansfield on a hot, muggy day, with a 50% chance of rain. The early part of the walk was beautiful. There are…

Hail and Lighting

It was tough ! Steep and extremely windy . On the way down it started to Hail and lighting even though the peak forecast stated…

Mount Greylock Summit

June 23th I started my third hike for Six Pack of Peaks: New England on the Appalachian Trail South from Pattison Rd. Trailhead parking lot…

Hike up Pooh’s Corner

On our last trip to Bear we were met with a thunderstorm and torrential rain after a brief but beautiful view at the peak. This…

One Hail of a Hike

Beautiful day. Summit was clear. Experienced a storm on the way down including HAIL!

CT’s Tallest

Easy to moderate hike with a gradual uphill. The top is magnificent with stunning views. Well marked trails. Weather was great.

It’s Windy at the Top

We hiked Camel’s Hump the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend with our daughter and her boyfriend.  The weather was warm and sunny for most of…

Windy and Dog Tired

A cloudy day, buggy for the first couple of miles on Monroe Trail. At the peak encountered strong winds, winter-like temperatures. A brief stop to…

Vermont is a State I love…

A beautiful Spring Vermont day, 80+ degrees. Trails in great shape despite recent rains. Clearly didn’t bring enough water. Challenged ourselves by hiking through the…

Rock Garden Trail Oh My!

It was a beautiful day, sunny and warm when we set out to hike. Everything was going A-OK until we somehow ended up on a…

Scenic Franconia Ridge Trail

Hiked Mt. Lincoln, as well as Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Little Haystack and Mt. Lafayette. Did 15ish mile loop on one of the most…

On the road again

Third weekend in a row on the road with Beau and Vegas trying to complete the challenge. Another beautiful day with temps in the mid…

Camels Unite

We hiked Camel’s Hump on the very sunny Saturday of Father’s Day Weekend. We arrived to the trail head around 10:00 AM, and the lot…

That hump!

Small workout to get to the summit but another great mountain to explore, the bugs were out in force but to be expected, we had…

Mount Greylock

Overall the trail conditions were good though there was mud and streams running over the trail in some places. There were some waterfalls near the…

Mount Greylock

Overall the trail conditions were good though there was mud and streams running over the trail in some places. There were some waterfalls near the…

Smooth climb to Bear Mtn summit

nice smooth climb to the top.  Great trail, nice view from the top.  Weather was warm but not hot.  Perfect day for a hike!

Cute hill in Connecticut

This was our second hike of the six pack series and certainly the easiest.  Although we logged 6.3 miles on our activity trackers, the elevation…

Painful descent for a warm-up!

Great hiking conditions, warm but not too hot.  Bugs were a pain when you stopped so we had to spray.  The weather was dry and…

Getting started close to home

We started close to home and decided to tackle Greylock and Bear Mountains in one weekend.  The trail was steep in some places but no…