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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…