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Windy solo hike!

Started off before daylight with a head lamp.  The moon was out.  Followed tuckerman’s up. When i got to boulders there was heavy mist and…

Right Past Lincoln!

This one was speedy!! I went up the waterfall trail and crossed the ridge. I didn’t even notice I summited Lincoln  and was informed i…

Summiting Mount Katahdin

I started my bonus peak for Six Pack of Peaks: New England on the Hunt Trail up to Mount Katahdin Summit. The plan was to catch…

Backpacking adventure!

WHAT AN AMAZING HIKE!!! We hiked 2.4 miles to hermit lake shelters, dropped off our belongings and continued up tuckermans ravine! Long hike but completely…

NE 6pack complete- Katadhin in 5 Days!

What can I say about the Huntington Ravine Trail? It’s brutal, sketchy, challenging, nerve-wracking, and insanely fun and rewarding. This was the only trail I…

Another highpoint 5/6 complete

perfect hiking conditions. Crisp and windy at the top. One of may favorite high points for sure. Trail wasn’t as sketchy as many comments would…

Summiting Mount Lincoln

I started my sixth peak for Six Pack of Peaks: New England from Lincoln Woods Vistor Center via Osseo Trail up Mount Flume and then…

Ol’ George

What an absolutely amazing day. This time last year, my highest peak and first mountain ever hiked was Bear Mountain in CT (2,323 ft) so…

Summiting Mount Mansfield

I started my fifth peak for Six Pack of Peaks: New England on the Long Trail Trail to Mount Mansfield Summit. From summit went down…

Summiting Camels Hump

I started my fourth peak for Six Pack of Peaks: New England on the Monroe Trail and then to the Long Trail up to Camels…

Lincoln AGAIN AND FINALLY

Perfect day on the ridge for the third attempt to hit Lincoln this summer. Made it to Lafayette for the third time in three months!

Mount Washington

So windy ….so long! Beautiful views.  This hike made us tougher!

Mount Monadnock

Midmorning hike, park was busy and I did not know you needed a reservation to hike.  Ranger was nice and let me hike the Marlboro…

Mount Monadnock

Midmorning hike.  Was going to hike from state park, but learned you need to need a reservation.  Park ranger was very nice and sent me…

Mtn Graylock

Was a quite morning hike, view was nice.  The raspberry tart at the summit was excellent.

…..and Done

All in all a solid peak to end on. The trail is a mix of rocks and packed soil – not danger of killing your…

Vacation

Highest peak to date. Not so bad.

Mt. Mansfield Loop

Great going up! Beautiful views! Wet and slightly treacherous on the way down! =)

Castle Greylock

While being the highest point in MA, this did not feel like a summit. It was still nice to say we did it though.

Sunrise Hike At Mount Monadnock

I Started my third peak for Six Pack of Peaks: New England on the White Dot Trail up to Mount Monadnock Summit and went down…

Camels Hump

Great hike.   Rain , thunder and clouds came in so no views

Mount Mansfield

Mount Mansfield is gorgeous.  Highest peak in Vermont with great views

Mount Washington hike

Wonderful Sunday hike.  Not to busy, and the weather cooperated. Was not sure I was up to the 10 miles which made it all the…

Getting over the hump

Camels hump had got to be one of the more enjoyable day hikes of the most common climbs in New England. Just enough challenge, just…

FINISHER

We were able to make a reservation the night before our hike – and while boondocking is not completely supported at the trailhead, we were…

ABE

The trail less traveled is always the better choice!  We passed NOBODY all morning!

Ascending the Chin

For our ascent to the summit of Mount Mansfield we enjoyed a warm and relatively clear summers day. Although the humidity was palpable, the skies…

Mass

Busy summit. Most people drive up. Nice facilities at the top

Mount Greylock

Great hike and not strenuous.  Pretty forest.

What profile?

What a great day to adventure out to VT with my adventure buddy!

Manly Mansfield

This week was supposed to start our Oregon 6 pack but we had to stay local. We decided to work on a few lists this…

My lovely Camel Hump 🐫

2 peaks for day 1! Luckily we took a “wrong turn” and saw our first of 2 plane sites of the week.

Monadnock Marlboro Redo

Redo of a trail that thwarted my group in near winter conditions a few years ago. Marlboro is dry and easy to navigate. Fun rock…

Sunday in the Green Mountain State

Excellent hike up Camel’s Hump. Hiked with a group of 5 friends starting a Burrows Trail up to Long Trail. An early morning start meant…

Sunday in the Green Mountain State

Excellent hike up Camel’s Hump. Hiked with a group of 5 friends starting a Burrows Trail up to Long Trail. An early morning start meant…

Mount Monadnock

Great hike on a beautiful day.  Terrain was rocky but it was an easy hike

Mount Washington

Great hike and views.   A long 9-10 hour day but awesome.

5 down – 1 to go

Third time in my life to the top of Mt. Washington, first time hiking. I can say I am happy it’s done, the Tuckerman’s Ravine…

Got a newbie hooked!

Great time with my cousin. Her first mountain, and she’s hooked. Let her set the pace and took us about 2.5 hours to reach the…

The lions den

We started off on tuckermans and headed up lions head. Very steep to the top on lions head. Nice partly cloudy day with only 5…

Lions Head up/down

Getting up to lions head trailhead was about 2000 feet of elevation gain and an hour and a half of hiking. It wasn’t too steep…

Camels hump last minute

We decided to hike up camels jump starting around 2:00 pm (pretty late). Trail conditions were great. I was a bit scared to not make…

Hump day of vaca

It was a great hike super hot and humid and the flies on the bottom half were extremely un expected but it was a moderate…

The face

It was a nice hike up good day to hike. Trail was really steep and rocky with a few scrambles. I was tired at the…

Two days & two hikes

I did not think, we would be able to hike the day after we summited Mount Mansfield …. but we did it! We got up…

The face

It was a nice hike pretty warm and humid at the bottom but towards the top top it was really nice. A lot of above…

Mt mini Jefferson

It was a nice day partly cloudy mid 80s nice little hike with a rocky top that made it feel like you were on.a big…

Stumbling tired!

Was exhausted from Camel’s Hump the day before. Got a little lost in my exhaustion while descending. Beautiful view at the top. Well worth it.…

#4 Camel’s Hump down, 2(3) to go!

Trail was pretty soaked, which made descending pretty rough. About a mile and a half of the trail was virtually walking through a small creek,…

Franconia Ridge

Experienced hikers think you’re nuts to hike the ridge on a picture perfect Saturday during the summer. We carspotted at Layfayette Campground and the Skookumchuck…

Long day at long trail

Gorgeous. Forgot socks and someone lent me a pair.  This is solid for trail running! Ran all the way down and most of the way…

Ladies Day on Mount Lincoln

Awesome day on Mount Lincoln with great group of friends. Beautiful weather with views for miles although it was a hot one. My friends and…

Slip slidin away

Be ready to slide on some slabs! Very fun trail, steepish on the ascent. Lots of rock as new hampshire usually has. I accidentally parked…

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…

Greylock

Chance of thunderstorms all day but held off and ended up being a nice day.

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,…

Besting the rain

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

Miles on Monroe

This was a heart pumping climb! Magnificent views- a little wet at times – Summit was a thrill!

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…

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.…

Pumped for Pumperlly

Beautiful views-A spooky fog rolled in once we hit the top-done of the kerns were tricky to see- overall, a magical day

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 Lincoln Climb

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

A Grey-T Day on Greylock

Beautiful – Misty Fog at the Top – Lots of places for the dogs to cool and drink – Gould trail did not lend to…

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!

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…

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…

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…

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…

Monadnock

Easy peasy day. A little chilly/windy at the summit being may, was expected

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…

Mt Lincoln

Did this one in the “spring” just in the nick of time!

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…