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Hump day on the Hump

A beautiful blue sky day for a hike!  The trail started out at a gradual slope which steepened towards the peak.  Nice consistent trail.  No…

Camels Hump Mountain

Gradual and consistent incline making for a nice weekend warm up.  The trail steepened considerably at about the 2/3 mark with the peak being windy…

Half a Run

This was a planned trip with my child before heading off to camp. However, they were feeling a bit under the weather and only made…

Hike@Camel’s Hump

Route: Monroe trail way up, Long Trail – Dean Trail – Monroe Trail on the way back. Totaling 7.14 Miles. Few muddy spots Bugs all…

Welch-Dickey Adventure

Welch-Dickey is known for being one of the best hikes in NH, and today we were able to confirm that. With just 4.4 miles to…

Most beautiful hike ever

Beautiful Day for a hike and wow what an amazing trail. Views all the way up and all the way down 10/10 hike.

Sliding down Mount Mansfield

Trail was nice until the split. Turns wet and slippery rock sheers. Profanity Pass is correctly named. Hellbrook cutoff is a swampy mess and needs…

Monadnock Mother’s Day

Weather was 50 degrees and sunny, perfect hiking conditions for most of the hike although definitely very cold at the summit!! The trail was somewhat…

Mount Greylock

Great trails – breezy day – no bugs – not too hot. Hiked the Gould Trail and came down the Thunderbolt trail. Note Thunderbolt is…

Mount Monadnock

Gorgeous weather, clear sunny and 70 degrees with a light breeze at summit. Got an early start before 9am. This is a fun tough hike!…

Vermont Long trail

So I finished my day hiking the camels hump,  I got to the peak about 7pm that night and it started to rain so I…

Vermont Long trail

I slept Saturday night in the Taft lodge,  it was awesome. I woke up at 4am and was hiking by 4:30am. I got to the…

Hike with Gordo

It was a nice and warm day for the end of March. There was ice and snow on the trail still but the peak was…

Mnt. Chocorua

Consistent easy gradient most of the way there. Some rock scramble nearing the tops of both peaks and occasionally lost the trail near the top…

6th peak

Made a detour to finish my New England challenge before heading back west. up to a pile of rocks. Didn’t have much of a view.…

Chugging up Chocorua

This was a very pleasant hike with a bonus of a beautiful waterfall.  The trail was a steady climb to the bald top.  The top…

Windy Mansfield

It was 50° when I got to the parking area. There wasn’t too many cars when I arrived. I went up Laura Cowels trail. It…

9 Summit Variant

This was originally planned as a full Franconia Ridge loop going up Flume Slide Trail and working my way down Old Bridle Path. Which would…

Rock climbing

Weather was great. Definitely challenging climbing up the rocks, especially near the top! Great views all around. Cooler and breezy at the top!

Mount Monadnock

Trails were mostly dry except in a few areas. No bugs at all and the top was quite windy. Definitely a great day for a…

Mt. Greylock and Camping

The night before our hike, we camped at Mt. Greylock Campsite Park. A great spot for drive-in camping, with water on-site and an electric box…

Franconia Ridge Death March

The hike was definitely one of the more challenging ones I’ve done! It was warm at the base but we had to layer up once…

Monadnock

First hike ever. Loved it and can’t wait to do more.

Monadnock Shuffle

First time hiking Monadnock.  We took White Dot to the top, where I nearly had a panic attack on the rock scrambles as I’m afraid…

Sunday on Monadnock

Definitely a lot rockier towards the top than I initially anticipated but overall a fun and challenging hike. The views from top were worth it!…

Welch-Dickey Loop on a Beautiful Day

Our first hike of the season! My husband, dog and I had a great time hiking the Welch-Dickey trail. The weather was beautiful – sunny…

Mt Monadnock

good trail conditions, very nice day. Clear up top with an undercast.

Mount Greylock

Moderate hike up to summit with a gorgeous day both in temperature and view. Summited Ragged Mountain as well. Sun was strong enough to cause…

Monadnock Dublin

Beautiful north side hike. Dublin trail has decent parking and fewer folks than the south side trails. Dirt road on the drive in is a…

White mountain grizzly bear

It’s was a beautiful sunny day for a hike. I couldn’t have asked for better weather. I arrived at 6 and started the hike at…

Bear Mountain Was Bearable

My two hiking partners and I are section hiking the AT in New England. We are in our second full year and, thus far have…

Welsh-Dickey

what an absolute honor to introduce my friend to the white-mountians and the glory of it all. she was absolutley amazed and loved the view…

Two peaks, two shots!

What a ridiculously awesome hike! After two meh peaks (Bear and Greylock), this loop was a worthy companion to Monadnock, only twice the joy. Truly…

Welch-Dickey Loop!

The hike was great! The trail existed, the weather was beautiful, I felt amazing. Overall I would say it was a 10/10 hike!

The Big Guy

Another great hike- a few areas still with some snow on it but I was able to get through it with sneakers on. Some steep…

Lovely Lincoln

Great Hike! There were a few tricky spots at crossing the cascades, the water is high this time of year so some ideal rocks to…

Highest peak in MA

Gorgeous day, beautiful hike and views! Trails easy to follow. Took gould trail down from the peak

Chocorua Heat Wave

Stepped off from the Piper Trailhead on Route 16 in Albany, NH.  Trail conditions were good, but the bugs were out in full force!! Once…

Old Speck

summer like day, warm and humid. Trail was wet throughout, but not slippery. tough hike to start the 2022 season on, but finished up in…

Mount Greylock

Hiked with three others, very steep climb to the top, but I took my time and took breaks as needed.  The view at the top…

Bear Mt & Sages Ravine (waterfalls)

Today was the hottest day on record (91 degrees).  I think the heat kept most people away because there were hardly anyone on tail today.…

Bear Mountain & Sages Ravine Falls

Typical Bear Mountain clockwise trail. Sages Ravine Falls was beautiful though and super lush with all of the moss covered rocks. We passed 3 backpackers…

Mt. Greylock

Beautiful mountain It was an easy, picturesque  7 mile out and back.

Mt. Greylock

The trail we chose was an easy, picturesque, 7 mile out and back. Beautiful weather; no bugs yet!

Post Rain Greylock

Many of the roads to the different trail heads were closed but plan to open 5/21. It was pouring the day prior and again right…

Mount Greylock via bellows pipe trail

Trail was very well maintained. Steeper sections were bit slippery. Inspite of heavy rainfall last night there was no muddy situation and the trail was…

Mt Greylock Gould

The hike was great!! It was a warm day but it cooled as we reached closer to the top.

Gould Trail to Greylock Summit

This trail was a relentless amount of strictly upward with not a lot of technical skill needed but a true butt kicking, for sure. This…

Greylock loop

Back end of Gouldsboro trail was hard to navigate but was easily able to navigate my way through. Walked around the memorial at the top…

Welch and Dickey

I have done this hike a few times before and really enjoy it! It’s a shorter hike but the views are amazing. Today was a…

Over Bear Mountain

This is a lovely hike!  We went clockwise and the ascent was almost east.  Good footing and beautiful views from the ridge.  We continued down…

2nd Attempt WD

Perfect hiking weather! What a gorgeous day. Not a cloud in the sky, breezing at the summit and not too buggy. Got to trail head…

Greylock

Another solo hike up Greylock.  Itinerary for the day was an out and back on the Gould trail. I was the only car in the…

Windy war memorial

I started at 6:30 in the morning. There were sights of blue skies in the distance. The trail had some muddy spots. When I finally…

Super Windy @ Monadnock

Enjoyed a super windy hike at Monadnock today, Snow free, Bug free day. Cloudy weather Took White Dot on the way up and white Cross…

Coyote Crossing

Arrived at the parking area around 9am. Conditions were perfect, mild with a slight cloud cover about 50 degrees at the base. My itinerary for…

Bear Mountain!

The trail was clearly marked and very much used but pristine. Following the stream up and again back down brought sweet moments of zen sounds…

Mt Monadnock

Perfect day for a hike up to Mt Monadnock Summit!

Bear Mountain

Absolutely beautiful hike this morning! The views were outstanding. Easy to Navigate the trails. Lots of fellow hikers and their dogs. The summit was just…

Mt. Greylock

Great day! 8:45AM start at 50 degrees, cold and blustery but clear on the summit! Made the summit at 11AM! Lunch with hot beverages in…

Mt Greylock

It was a windy day so our morning start and summit were a bit chilly! Overall a beautiful clear day though and a great time…

Greylock locked up :(

A great day for a great hike with my buddy Mark and doggo Cooper, cool but not too cold. Ascended Bellows Pipe trail and descended…

Welch-Dickey Loop

Lots of cars in the parking lot when I arrived about 1100 but not too crowded once I got up the trail to the overlook.…

Mount Chocorua

Started hiking about 2:30… going for our second summit of the day. starts out with leaves covering the ground, a couple east stream crossings then…

First One Baby, LFG

Beautiful mid spring day. The sun was out. The skies were blue. Always a good time with Trailzilla, and his pooch Coop.

Her dogs name is Bear.

Neat spot, nice mild trails, heard some spirits near top. Awesome views. Met some cool people along the way. Had a blast.

Mt Monadnock

Cold and windy. No snow but occasional ice up high (no spikes needed). Very rocky, and 25mph gusts. Could see the Boston skyline!

First Monadnock

I started my day early to beat the crowds. This is my first hike of the year. Asthma has not been treating me well lately…

First of 11 done. Mount monadnock

I thought I’d run this trail. Settled on running the few sections I could and hiking the others. Good day to be outdoors. started around…

Mount Greylock

Arrived at north gate of Notch Road to find it locked. Proceeded up the road to the junction of the AT. Trail wet with snow…

Pumpelly

The weather was fabulous for hiking! It was a great start to this year’s challenge.

Mt. Monadnock

Great day, trail a little muddy in spots but to be expected this time of year. Hiked with @justine.

Summit of Welch and Dickey Mountains

Welch Mountain and Dickey Mountain: April 23rd, 2022 We started our way up to summit Welch Mount and Dickey Mountain in Thornton, NH via the…

Mount Greylock- Bellow Trail

This was a great Mountain to start the year off with, the trail has waterfalls and beautiful views the whole way up. Poles are recommended…

Mount Monadnock

Beautiful day. No snow and small amount of mud. Can’t wait to do it again!

Bear mountain

Weather Excellent, Amazing Views, Great Company. Loved seeing and petting all the puppies that were hiking.

Magnificent Monadnock

We had a beautiful hike up the White Dot Trail.  It’s much more challenging to hike on rocky trails versus hard snow pack!  Gorgeous views.

The painful first time

This being the first of 6. Was the roughest. Learning was a priority. i reached the summit around 1 on. With my two dogs Ouiser…

Monadnock in Spring

Trail was well traversed and busy with many hikers enjoying the beautiful spring day.  Dapples of snow on the evergreens once you are above tree…

Monadnock in Spring

Trail was well traversed, busy with hikers enjoying the beautiful spring day.  A few areas where both hands are needed to climb over rocks but…

Manadnock

White dot -> white arrow -> summit, then down pumpelly -> cascade link back to hq. great hike! fairly challenging.

Moody Mountain

It was a beautiful day on Monadnock despite the hale & snow. Couldn’t of asked for a better time. The views were nice while they…

Summit of Mount Chocorua

Mount Chocorua: April 9th, 2022 We started our way up to summit Mount Chocorua in Albany, NH via the Champney Falls Trail. This was our…

Mount Washington Winterish Summit

Mount Washington: April 8th, 2022 I started my way up to summit Mount Washington in Coos County, NH via the Cog Rail Trail. This was…

Mount Monadnock

White dot up and white arrows down Could see boston great day

Mt Monadnock!

I paid for parking the day before online, so we really just parked and headed straight up the with dot trail, which was absolutely such…

Summit of Mount Monadnock

March 26th we started early before sunrise up to summit of Mount Monadnock in Jaffery, NH via the White Dot Trail up to the White…

Mount Monadnock For March Madness

This quick elevation of ~ 1800 feet over two miles gets ones heart pumping ! A few dicey spots to cross… but manageable without micro…

Mount Greylock 3/6/2022

Today was magic! The trail was a combination of snow, slush, and ice. The final push up the last .4 to the summit was BRUTAL.…

Nothing like the view

The weather was perfect with no clouds. The trails were nice a packed down spikes only. The sunset was beautiful with all the different colors.…

Snowy Summits

It was a beautiful winter day with blue skies and views as far as the eye could see. Spikes & snowshoes were needed during the…

Monadnock Sunset

Just needed spikes. We always wanted to do a sunset hike😎 chilly on the way down but felt great! Kept it simple and did white…

Welch-Dickey Doozy

The trail was packed ice and snow.  Microspikes are a must.  Views were spectacular!  A must do hike!

Welch-Dickey / White Mountains NH

The view was magnificent, the snow covered hemlocks tranquil.  There is significant ice that even microspikes were insufficient for at times.  Not recommended for a…

Monadnock in February

It was a great day for a hike on Monadnock. There were warnings of wind gusts, but it did not seem too out of the…

Mount Monadnock

Fellow challenger, Chris Drelinger, and I decided to climb Mt Monadnock yesterday despite the wind and cold. While the White Dot/White Cross trail isn’t terribly…

Sunrise Summit

It was a beautiful sunrise hike to the summit of Bear Mountain for peak one of the challenge.

Winter wonderland on Monadnock

Had a beautiful blue bird day on Monadnock. Temps were in single digits. Trail conditions were great. Definitely recommend spikes or crampons above tree line.…