Hike Logs: 2018 New England Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge

New England Six-Pack of Peaks ChallengeAre you taking the New England Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge? Here you can see all the hikes logged in our 2018 challenge, with the most recent at the top. If you want to view logged hikes for just one of the peaks, click the mountain name. Click on a hike log to see all the details, more photos and leave comments for the challengers.

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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…
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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…
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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…
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Up Mt. Washington – WE made it!!!

The weather and views were amazing all along the hike up the ravine and at the top.  This was a very tough way up that…
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If you are going to go Maine, you might as well make the most of it

Maine is five hours from where I live, so I figured, if I am going to hike to Katahdin, I should check out some more…
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Lincoln

It was epic
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Last one

The weather was horrible and they started to turn people away because the ridge was very windy
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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,…
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Relaxing hike in CT

Easiest one comparing with other 5, just a little bit over hour to the summit, but great views.
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Fundraiser hike for New England Peaks for Prevention!

Accent started from Joe Dodge Lodge on Saturday morning bright and early. Was able to beat the bad weather to the summit Saturday with the…
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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. …
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Last Peak! Bring it on Lincoln (and Lafayette and Little Haystack)!

So psyched for the last hike!  Hiked Washington earlier in the day, so the bar was set high, but this hike did not disappoint!  Views…
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Sunny days

Good to go sunny and beautiful all the way up!
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Camel’s Hump

Beautiful weather, view at the summit was amazing
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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…
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Mount Washington views

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

Great hike, good weather.  The trails are well marked
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Mansfield

Foggy
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Perfect Hiking Weather for Camel's Hump

We were on Monroe Trail by 7am. We set a decent pace and didn't need many breaks on the ascent. The weather was 70's, mostly…
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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.…
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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…
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Camels hump

Very cold and windy at the summit  
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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…
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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…
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Three in one part 3 – Lincoln to Lafayette

One of my favorite hikes!  Very long but beautiful views of the waterfall and then of the world when you are on the ridge.  We…
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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…
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Mansfield – Getting ready for hiking above the treeline

Stunning views but quite a scramble to get up the trail. We chose to take the cliff trail to the  cable car  to save our…
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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…
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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.
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Warming up for bigger hikes on Camel's Hump

We went up the Burrows trail and descended via the Long and Forest City trails. It took us about two hours to get to the…
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Mountain Goat Blog – Laura Cowles Steep

Not even a mountain goat on this trail on Sunday morning.  This trail was steep and relentless.  But super fun and in the cool shade…
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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…
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Three in one part 1 – up Camel's Hump

Nice and challenging trail but doable.  Many many roots on the path so you must watch each step of the way. My laces loops were…
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Bear Mountain CT – Granola Brown Ale

First hike in the 5 day journey to complete the New England 6 Pack of Peaks. My first interaction with Socal hiker was while I…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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My Final Hike of Six Pack Of Peaks – Washington

My final hike of my Six Pack of Peaks was Washington. I always find this trail challenging. The last 0.4miles to the top was brutal…
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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…
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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!)…
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Mount Lincoln

Trail was wet and made it slippery at times.  Especially going down.  Make sure you have good footwear with traction.
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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,…
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Bikes trains automobiles!! Im gonna walk

Couldnt think of a better way to end this challenge, i really enjoyed the trail, it was a mixed bag of awesome on the way…
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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…
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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…
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Vermont adventure pt. 1

Nice and freezing day in Vermont with my friend.
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Vermont adventure pt. 2

Nice and freezing day on the Mt. Mansfield and Camel's hump.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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She did it with me – small but powerful

Wow, I can’t believe I did this 😳. Started off at 8:37 am after not sleeping the night before and a two hour drive to…
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The Mt. Washington Scramble, or It's Called the Rock Pile for a Reason!

Nervous but resolute, we began our Mt. Washington hiking adventure on a warm, sunny summer Sunday. My husband and I had the added bonus of…
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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,…
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The amazing Lincoln NH

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

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

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

Good weather great hike
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Mount Washington

It was a hell of a hike….
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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!
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Camel's Hump, VT

This was a great hike. Beautiful views from the summit!
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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…
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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.…
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Mt. Mansfield, VT

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

Great hike that I have enjoyed many times! It was a little rainy but still had decent views from the summit.
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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…
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Katahdin or Bust – Northern Terminus on the AT

My nephew and I made the long trek north to Baxter State Park to hike the final steps of the Appalachian Trail with the goal…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Walk it like its hot

It was hot.  Really hot, made it back alive……  will b back….
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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…
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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…
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Bear Mountain

Very easy going enjoyable hike. Nice views from the peak. A good start to the challenge
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Bear Mountain-Mountain Laurel in Bloom

It was a sunny, warm day, high 80's F, nice breeze at the top. I was not feeling well, but desperate to hike anyway.  The…
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Bear Mountain-Mountain Laurel in Bloom

This was my first of the Six Peaks; I was not feeling well, but did not want to miss it. The elevation ascent was gradual…
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Franconia Loop – 30+ Years in the Making

As a child I looked from the Cannon Mountain Tram across the Notch and dreamed of hiking the Franconia Traverse. That dream came true on…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Beautiful day

Beautiful day with few fellow hikers.,
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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…
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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…
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One Hail of a Hike

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

Easy to moderate hike with a gradual uphill. The top is magnificent with stunning views. Well marked trails. Weather was great.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Two for one special in the Presidentials

It was a two for one special in the Presidential section of the White Mountains. What started out as a solo hike became a group…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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!
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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…
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Bear Mountain

Great hike!
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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…
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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…
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Melville, Hawthorne and Thoreau were there

Okay, Melville, Hawthorne and Throeau weren't there that day, but at one point they were! Hike was great. It was in the 60's to start…
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Chilly Summit

We had a clear, sunny day, but a bit chilly! It was windy and about 45 degrees at the summit. Trails were a little wet…
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Grande Finale on Mansfield!

Finishing the New England six pack with Mount Mansfield! Beautiful day for this last hike and 4th peak in a row after a total of…
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Thunderbolt or Bust

Two weeks ago we hiked in 36 degree weather with snow on Bear Mountain, CT. Today, just two weeks later, 81 degrees and a refreshing…
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Perhaps We should Have Taken a Left Back There

My husband and I started hiking relatively early in the day. Our first leg was up a steep ski trail and it was very hot,…
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Don’t stop me now

Working on a night shift..adding on Camel’s Hump after hiking the Franconia loop. It’s been a very long day, but beautiful views around sunset time!
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2 states 2 peaks 18 hours

Favorite peak in the challenge this year
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2 of 2 for the day

Bugs were terrible, Black flies the defenders of the Wilderness. lol Great cool down hike after Lincoln 😜
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Great day for 2 peaks

After a failed attempt in early March it felt good to conquer this beast again.
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Lovely Lincoln

This was my favorite hike I’ve done all year. With that said most difficult. I decided to stay in Greenleaf Hut as I was dying…
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Mount Greylock

Typical New England mud season, but nothing you can’t walk through.  Bugs on Thunderbolt were beyond annoying, but when off this specific trail they were…
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Memorial Day Weekend Adventures – Mount Washington

Beautiful hike – snow fields on the way up and a little overcast at the summit!
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Memorial Day Weekend Adventures

Beautiful day to hike up to the Mount Washington summit! Sunny on the way, a litte overcast at the top.
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Memorial Day Weekend Adventures continue

This is a long hike, but some of the best views in the area! One of my favorites. Snow areas on the falls trail and…
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Great start to a weekend

Always a epic hike, it was easy to feel great as the weather was gorgeous
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Franconia Ridge Hike

May 25th, 2019 I got up to New Hampshire parked at Liberty Springs Trail Head to start my journey onto my second peak of the…
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Buggy

1st really nice weekend for a hike, with weather in the low 70s. Trails were a little muddy in spots and very buggy! Found a…
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Bear of a time

Amazing hiking day!  Total mileage was 6.2 miles .  The weather was perfect !  Definitely a great way to celebrate a weekend without rain
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Totally Bear~able

Great day! Weather was perfect not to hot,  cool at the summit with the breeze.  Tiny bit muddy, nothing unbearable, my shoes stayed dry! Little…
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Bear Mountain Mud & Fun

Hike was great, pretty warm day with a little humidity. Fairly mud during beginning of trail but dried out the higher we went. Lots of…
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Bear means Brrrr

We knew it was a forecast of rain and cool temperatures – when we left Vermont we were looking at 60-degree forecasts in our local…
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Sometimes it Snows in May

My husband and I hiked Bear Mountain on Sunday, May 12. It was cold and raining steadily as we drove to the trail head and…
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Bear

Trails we're in good condition. No rain today, yay.
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Hailing mary

Muddy hail and snow
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April Hail

I  Called Mount Greylock State Reservation enrte. to the mountain at (413) 499-4262 (here is an alternate # [(413) 499-4263] to inquire about trail conditions…
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It felt like hiking in Narnia!

Definitely an epic hike! It was snowing, wind was howling, and the views were incredible. The transition from hiking on leaves to snow was magical.
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Mount Greylock

It was hailing snowing the entire hike.  The trail was extremely muddy and slippery.
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bear Mountain

It was a nice hike, mudy do to all the rain they had before our hike. We enjoyed this small hike.
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Mud and rain didn’t stop us!

It had rained in the morning so the trail was wet and muddy, definitely glad to have had waterproof shoes! There was one section of…
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Black Bear

The trails were good until the last half mile to the summit.  They was ice making it slippery. Yak tracks were helpful to navigate the…
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Black Bear

The trails were good until the last half mile to the summit.  They was ice making it slippery. Yak tracks were helpful to navigate the…
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Mt Greylock- Snow, Ice, and Bear

I called in advance about the conditions. The Ranger let me know that snow and ice was still found on trails. We brought Yak Shoes…
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Snow in April

The day called for rain, but we were determined to head up Mount Greylock. We opted for the slightly longer Hopper Trail up to the…
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Freedom 36

Crazy cool mountain, wildflowers and rivers along the trail led to snow pack about a mile from the summit, cold and windy up top but…
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Watch out for Bear!!

Some ice  encountered on the back, steep side of the peak. Hiked with a loose dog for a bit until we found her owner.
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Bear mountain w/ my best girl

Late spring hike – temps in the high 40s.  Some snow still on the ground, but spikes not needed.
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Bear Mountain

This hike was amazing.  My mom and I hiked together and it took about three hours for 6.5(ish) miles.  There were parts where we had…
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Waking the Bear

Started our hiking challenge in our native CT on Bear Mountain. It was a beautiful, 65-degree day, sunny and dry. Foliage isn't out yet, so…
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Crunch crunch crunch

Great start to the challenge, the hike was awesome from the start, trail before the junction was iced over but super fun to rush right…
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1. Bear Mountain Summit 2019

April 6th, 2019 I started my first peak of the Six Pack Of Peaks Challenge: New England! I hike from Salisbury, CT – CT 41…
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Bear Mountain

Started late, did well on Undermountain and Paradise Lane.  Relaxing.  Once on the AT on south side of mountain it was a glacier.  Took for…
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Bear Mountain

Still has some ice and a lot of mud
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Bearly Made It Down

Went up Under Mountain Trail and down Paradise Lane Trail.  Up was relatively easy and the trail was mostly clear.  Down Paradise Trail was icy…
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Bear Mountain

The weather was perfect. The trails were muddy in areas. Paradise Lane trail was very icy climbing to the summit. I was able to hike…
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Doing hiking! Haha

Great New England spring day! Hikes with a group of 4. Encountered a ton of snow. members of our group had micro spikes and hiking…
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Beat

snowy
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Bear

It was snowy but fun
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Snow Angels

Great hike! About 5 in of snow form start at 10am. Some ice and about 10-12inches closer to summit. On the way down snow already…
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March Greylock Summit

Great trail ! Very windy at the top which looked to have blown all the snow off as the peak was snow free. We enjoyed…
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Greylock – this time a winter hike!

Fun hike up to Greylock summit in winter conditions! Deep snow and ice at the top, but the sun cane out for a few minutes.
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Winter time trails

Winter conditions, but nice hike up Bellows trail and enjoyed watching the skiers. I think the barn by the trail head burned down the night…
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Frosty snowman on Bear Mountain

Frosty hike up to Bear Mountain summit, the new peak in the challenge. The snowman enjoyed the view with us!
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Bear Mountain with a Snowman

Nice area to visit, I loved the hike it was a nice hike for a sunny winter weekend.
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Bluebird Day on Greylock

Top 10 day to be hiking on the mountain. Deep blue skies and powdery white snow greeting our group for this energizing hike from the…
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Greylock

Started the trail at 10:30, at the junction of the bellows pipe / thunderbolt road trails. There was about 6-12 inches of snow on the…
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Slaying Bear Mountain

Started the day early driving out to the trailhead at sunrise, was parked and on the trail by 7am. Clear day, about 25 degrees. Trail…
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Bear Mountain, Connecticut – Winter 2019

Knocked off two 2019 hiking goals today. Last Fall I set a goal to hike Bear Mountain, the highest peak in Connecticut, in the Winter.…
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Winter Greylock

Ice and snow covered all the way to the summit. Microspikes highly recommended. Hiking poles would help as well, especially for the descent .
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Solo Icy Bear

I hiked this trail a few days after the polar vortex. There was a lot of snow and ice on the trail. Parking lot was…
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Finally Finished!!!

Mt Washington was the last hike of the Challenge and even though it was the month of October the weather was pretty good. When we…
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Washington finishes the challenge

I had been watching the weather the past few weeks hoping to get a good day, but of all the mountains in the challenge Washington…
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Last and Greatest

Wow. We picked a perfect day for this one. It was a bit chilly, but the trails were vacant. We were all prepped for the…
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VT Part 2: Camel's Hump

I love this hike. It was not crowded at all until we got to the top. The trail we took had a solid ascent rate,…
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VT Part 1: Chased and Missed the Views

Weather was gorgeous the whole way up. I believe there's a shooting range nearby, so we heard quite a bit of noise on our ascent.…
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Peak number six Camel’s Hump

Perfect day to finish my six-pack of Peaks New England Challenge.
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Mt Lincoln

I'm glad I read some of the previous post on Lincoln. It was a great mountain to hike, I think the best one so far!…
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Following the Falling Waters to Lincoln

This trailhead truly lives up to it’s name, the Waterfalls are breathtaking! We were able to hit 3 peaks in one hike….Little Haystack, Mt Lincoln…
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Sharp

Heaven Trails were great!! Shorts and T-shirt weather I am still amazed looking back a day later so many memories were made…. I wish i…
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Katahadin the hard way

The most incredible hike I have done anywhere in the world. More challenging the Whitney! Views 360 degrees pure awesomeness.
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Tuckerman’s Revine Mount Washington

Perfect day for an awesome hike up Mount Washington.
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Mount Greylock

I wanted to take advantage of the cooler temps and the fact that it wasn't raining (since it's supposed to do that for the next…
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Go hard or go home

For my 4th peak on challenge list, I picked Mt. Lincoln. Although this mountain can be accessed from a lot of trails, I decided to…
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The Big Pile of Rock

What an epic trip to close out the six pack of peaks challenge by climbing from Crawford Notch to the summit of Mt Washington via…
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NH Highest

What a gorgeous trail. First mile or so was really easy. I thought to myself I’m hiking the highest mountain when am I going to…
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New England Six Pack complete

Phenomenal hike. We couldn't acquire a parking pass for Roaring Brook but managed to get one at the Abol lot. We hiked the Abol Trail…
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Finito!

Fantastic hike, challenging but with views well worth every effort.
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One hike three peaks

Amazing hike peak number three for the New England Challenge.
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Highest Peak in Vermont!

This was a very enjoyable hike that started out slow foot path climb under tree cover and progressed up and above the tree line to…
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Magnificent Mansfield

It took just under three hours to get up to the peak of Mansfield. The weather was hazy and humid all the way up, which…
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Mount Mansfield on a Cloudy Humid Day

Very humid hike overcast at summit but a really good hike scrambling required.
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Greylock the Hard Way

Great hike up the very challenging Thunder Bolt trail. Very hot and humid. I was completely soaked in sweat.
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Mount Washington

Everything about this hike was great – awesome trail conditions, great weather, and stunning views! While it was overcast most of the hike and the…
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Mount Washington

Everything about this hike was great – awesome trail conditions, great weather, and stunning views! While it was overcast most of the hike and the…
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THUNDER STRUCK!

CHALLENGE COMPLETED! Mount Katahdin was definitely a challenge! My mom and I drove up yesterday and camped overnight at a local campground. We got up…
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Thunder bolts and lightening, very, very frightening!

The day started sunny and very warm:which is unusual for this time of year. We decided to hike Chimney Pond to Hamlin Ridge to enjoy…
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Up and onto the hump!

Camel's Hump wasn't too bad, however any hike after my Kahtadin hike is like a cake walk 🙂 The day's weather was HOT AND HUMID!!!…
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Humpy

It was a muggy humid day in the high 70's when we started up the trail. The trail was wet from previous rain and a…
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3 Peaks, 1Passion

Trails were full there was a guy sitting counting ppl coming off the mountin on the Bridle Path side when i reached him i was…
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Nice Hike

This was a very enjoyable hike, the weather was perfect and the trail was great! We headed up the Jones Nose Trail which began with…
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Gracious Greylock

Greylock is the highest peak in my home state of Massachusetts. The weather was beautiful, sun, dry about 75* for the hike. After hiking Katahdin…
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Highest Peak in the Northeast

This is the first time I hiked Mt Washington when visibility was perfect in every direction. Stunning.
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A Man‘s Journey to Another Man‘s Face

Perfect Sunday afternoon hike with a beautiful sunset!
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Wrong Turn

i'm not one for words but normally its the views that make the trip worth it… this time for me it was the memorial and…
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Views from the “peak” of New England

Hard hike up (albeit was feeling unwell) but incredible, and from my understanding very rare clear day at the summit. Worth every hard step taken.
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The best for last! Finish of the New England Six Pack on Mount Mansfield!

Awesome Hike! We both finished the New England Six Pack with a stunning sunset on Mount Mansfield!!
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Oh What A Hike!!

This was the toughest hike that I have ever done. The weather was perfect and the trail was long and steep! We chose to go…
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Katahdin Glory

Started at 6:15am up the Helon Taylor trail to the legendary Knife Edge. The Edge was the toughest and scariest section of trail that I…
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Cloudy with a Chance of Thunder

An early start gave us some wonderful views as we made the hike up to the summit. Knowing that there was a chance for thunderstorms…
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Daughters and dogs

It is rare to have a clear day on Mount Washington in August and this hike was no different. The day started off promising, and…
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One of Six

Super grey day but perfect.
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Halfway

Rain was in the forecast but it held off … trails were great loved the rock wall and walking out in the open ….it was…
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Mount Lincoln

This was my first peak for the challenge, and my highest elevation to date! It was a beautiful day, great cool weather and sunshine for…
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Beast of the North

Wow this mountain was a beast. Just rolling up to the gate had me a little nervous. We traversed from Abol across Knife's Edge down…
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Second Favorite of the Challenge!

My first hike in the Whites!
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Walk the (Ridge) Line

This was one of my favorite hikes. Definitely on my list to do again. We had beautiful weather. Trail was a bit slick from the…
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Clever LOL

well right off the bat detour ….it was a very muddy start …. the hike overall was not as bad as i thought it would…
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Mt Lincoln

Amazing- hit three peaks along this route: Lafayette, Little Haystack and Lincoln. Totally worth it. Very challenging especially the route I chose. Quite a few…
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1 of Many

Trail was great, but who am I to say? i'm really new to this. Only hiked Mount Ascutney the top. Was in and out of…
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Team no sleep hike

Awesomeness!!
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Franconia Ridge Traverse

Hamds down one of the most beautiful hike routes in the country and my personal favorite of all the New England Six Pack of Peaks.
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The Crown Jewel of Maine

Mt Katahdin… the toughest mountain I have ever attempted to conquer or should I says Katahdin conquered me. Ten plus miles of raw awesomeness, beauty…
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Fav of the six

Absolutely incredible hike. The waterfalls on the trail up were gorgeous and the views along the ridge stunning. Definitely one of my year's highlight hikes.
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Best Views in Massachusetts

Did the Gould Trail up and back. It was supposed to be a 6.6 mi loop round trip, but was around 7.0 with extra walking…
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Wow

What a gorgeous day for a hike. With the winds being very low there was barely a breeze which made for a hot day. We…
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Afternoon Delight

Incredible hike! Perfect weather, beautiful views, fabulous company, and an overnight stay in historic Bascom Lodge at the summit. Be aware that the Thunderbolt route…
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Ensconced in the only boreal forest in MA

Stunning! Sunshine and amazing views in all directions.
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Mt Greylock

Hot and steep – but definitely manageable with plenty of plateaus. STUNNING at the peak, got to head inside and to the top of the…
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Hop on the Camel's Hump

Camel’s Hump is the third highest mountain in Vermont. There are a few trails that can take you to the summit. I decided to make…
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Double Header Day 2: Over the Hump

Officially over the halfway point! Camels Hump is certainly not a mountain to miss! This mountain has some amazing views and lovely scenic trails. The…
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Vermont Sunshine

We finally got a bluebird day to go hiking. This was day one of a two day trip to Vermont. My daughter, Hannah and her…
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Double Header: Mount Mansfield

My mom, Bella and I stayed up in Vermont for 3 days so we could do Mount Mansfield and Camels hump. After a long day…
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A Crash and a Crash

This was actually day two. I mixed up my dates. Another beautiful, blue sky day with temps in the 70's and time to summitpeak for.…
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Rocky Way to the Top of Vermont

Mt Mansfield is the highest mountain in Vermont. I started my hike at Underhill State Park. Took CCC road (2.2 miles) and then Maple Ridge…
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Spectacular Camels Hump

Saturday was a much better day weather wise which is why we chose to hike Camels Hump on Saturday instead of Friday. (We only had…
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The View

Camel’s Hump, known for its views and well, it didn’t disappoint. It was a beautiful clear day when we trekked this beauty, a day where…
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A tip of a hat

Wow, what can I not say about this mountain. We started our trek in what we perceived will be wet conditions throughout the hike. So…
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Whipping Winds of Mansfield

The day started off with a thunderstorm and we were expecting rain again for the morning so we were not expecting much on this hike.…
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Adventure in the Clouds

The humidity was no joke but we were prepared with extra water as we knew we would need it for this hike. We started up…
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Franconia Ridge

The Franconia Ridge… one of New Hampshire’s most beautiful sights to set one’s eyes upon. From Mt Lincoln to Mt Lafayette you find yourself in…
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But first, lets tackle the highest one!

For my first summit on the challenge, I decided to hike Mt. Washington. This is the highest peak in New England and it's known for…
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Camel’s Hump

Awesome hike. Good challenge for first hike of the season!
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Team no sleep on the Knife’s Edge

Crossed another bucket list hike off my list – Mt. Katahdin (aka Baxter peak), highest peak in Maine. To make it epic, I hiked up…
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Walking on the knife‘s edge

Did the Hunt Trail/AT two years ago and have been looking forward to this ever since.
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A Beacon for Peace

We were expecting to have thunderstorms late morning as we started our journey up the ski trails of Mt Greylock. Knowing the expected conditions of…
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The maze of Mount Greylock

With the weather forecast showing rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon we had our rain gear and started on the Bellows Pipe trail then over…
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Green paradise Vermont!

06/22/2018 – New England Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge #hike 4/6 (Camel’s Hump)! It’s a hike and another sunset!!
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Hump day!

Loved the scramble and the descent was easy on the feet.
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Hiking with Bella

Hike 2 of 6 was a fun day trip with my hiking buddy, Hannah and her dog Bella. We met some great college kids on…
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The Wizarding World of Mount Greylock

This hike was an important one for me for a few reasons: One being that back at the end of April, some friends of mine…
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Third day of the challenge – third peak!

3rd peak in 3 days – hiked Greylock and Lincoln the days before. Gotta come back to enjoy it more!
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A lovely day to hike Mount Grey-lock

It was a beautiful day for a hike, a little muggy but an amazing way to spend my day. Having just decided to take the…
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Conquered Mt. Washi!!

06/10/2018 – So proud that I finalized this hike up to Mount Washington last weekend! It’s the highest peak in New Hampshire which is known…
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Dancing on the ridge

Dancing on the ridge ??‍♀️ 06/09/2018 hike in the Whites – Franconia ridge traverse with 3 peaks: Little Haystack, Lincoln and Lafayette. A total of…
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Nightwalk to sunset

06/08/2018 Just made it up the mountain in time for the amazing sunset ? New England Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge #hike 1/6 (Mt. Greylock) #hikingadventures…
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Thunderbolt in the dark!

Loved the hike and the sunset! Just made it in time.
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Up in the Clouds

What was supposed to be a nice day (well as nice of a day as one can expect in the Whites in spring), turned into…
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Wounded Knee

Mt.. Lincoln was day 2 of a 3 day hike. The weather was grey and gloomy pretty much from the start: with a smattering of…
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Two down, four to go!

No rain but periodic cloud cover throughout the day. The trail is incredibly well maintained. Extremely high winds at the summit with gusts exceeding 50mph…
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A camel adventure in VT

Fantastic trail, high, gusty winds at the summit but amazingly rewarding views!
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And so it begins!

Great hike! Heavy rain and overcast skies on the way up but the weather improved once we reached the summit and the hike down was…
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Start of the six pack

Rainy, foggy return to Northeastern hiking but absolutely amazing.
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