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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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Sep 29 2020

Quick and dirty

Quick and easy. Lots of people.
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Sep 27 2020

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…
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Sep 19 2020

The Grand Finale: Backpacking Washington!!

To finish up our six pack of peaks challenge we chose to layer on the intensity… and backpack it!! Although it was just for one…
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Sep 19 2020

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…
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Sep 18 2020

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…
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Sep 12 2020

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…
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Sep 11 2020

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…
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Sep 6 2020

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…
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Sep 6 2020

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…
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Sep 5 2020

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…
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Sep 4 2020

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!
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Aug 26 2020

Mount Washington

So windy ….so long! Beautiful views.  This hike made us tougher!
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Aug 23 2020

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…
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Aug 23 2020

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…
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Aug 22 2020

Mom (73yrs) & Me take on Tuckermans

 I am so UNBELIEVABLY PROUD of my mother. At 73 years old, not having hiked a serious mountain in a decade, she joined me on…
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Aug 22 2020

NH vacation

The White Mountains are amazing!
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Aug 21 2020

Mtn Graylock

Was a quite morning hike, view was nice.  The raspberry tart at the summit was excellent.
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Aug 21 2020

…..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…
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Aug 21 2020

Vacation

Highest peak to date. Not so bad.
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Aug 19 2020

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.
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Aug 19 2020

The grand finale: hiking through clouds and wind @ Mt. Washington

Due to the pandemic, we are still very reluctant to stay overnight anywhere we go hiking, but we really wanted to go see Mount Washington.…
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Aug 19 2020

Mt. Mansfield Loop

Great going up! Beautiful views! Wet and slightly treacherous on the way down! =)
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Aug 19 2020

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…
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Aug 18 2020

Mount Mansfield

Mount Mansfield is gorgeous.  Highest peak in Vermont with great views
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Aug 18 2020

Camels Hump

Great hike.   Rain , thunder and clouds came in so no views
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Aug 18 2020

Vermont Trip

Vermont was an experience!
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Aug 18 2020

Vermont Madness 2

Liked this summit.
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Aug 16 2020

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…
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Aug 13 2020

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…
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Aug 13 2020

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…
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Aug 13 2020

Bringing a whole new meaning to “hump day”!

This hike was AMAZING! One of my favs so far. Forest city is a beautiful wooded trail that has a good incline but doable then…
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Aug 13 2020

The second most traveled mountain in the world!

Second only to Mt Fuji! We had to get this on in early as my buddy had a follow up eye appt from a previous…
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Aug 12 2020

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…
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Aug 12 2020

ABE

The trail less traveled is always the better choice!  We passed NOBODY all morning!
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Aug 12 2020

Amazing hike on the Franconian Ridge

What an amazing hike! This must be one of my favorites so far. Hiking along the ridge was one of the best experiences so far.…
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Aug 12 2020

Hiking “the face” of mount Mansfield

Hiking mount Mansfield was semi challenging at times but not technical in any way and a wonderful hike overall! We ended up doing sunset ridge…
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Aug 11 2020

Mount Greylock

Great hike and not strenuous.  Pretty forest.
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Aug 11 2020

Mass

Busy summit. Most people drive up. Nice facilities at the top
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Aug 10 2020

What profile?

What a great day to adventure out to VT with my adventure buddy!
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Aug 10 2020

My lovely CAMEL humps – check 'em out!

What an amazing hike!  The scramble at the top was a fun challenge before being able to enjoy the 360 views!
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Aug 10 2020

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…
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Aug 10 2020

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.
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Aug 9 2020

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…
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Aug 9 2020

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…
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Aug 9 2020

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…
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Aug 9 2020

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

My adventure buddy and I were slated to embark upon the Central Oregon 6-Pack this summer but COVID made us reconsider our plan.  We had…
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Aug 7 2020

Mount Lincoln – Franconia Ridge Loop

Great, difficult, and beautiful!
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Aug 6 2020

Mount Monadnock

Great hike on a beautiful day.  Terrain was rocky but it was an easy hike
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Aug 5 2020

Mount Washington

Great hike and views.   A long 9-10 hour day but awesome.
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Aug 3 2020

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…
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Aug 3 2020

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…
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Jul 31 2020

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…
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Jul 31 2020

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…
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Jul 26 2020

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…
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Jul 26 2020

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…
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Jul 25 2020

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…
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Jul 25 2020

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…
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Jul 25 2020

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…
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Jul 24 2020

So far the toughest mountain (Mt. Mansfield)

This was a real tough mountain. I had to take lots of breaks to catch my breath – but we still climbed it in 2-1/2…
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Jul 21 2020

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…
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Jul 18 2020

#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,…
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Jul 18 2020

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…
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Jul 18 2020

Washingtons on Washington

Had a wonderful birthday month celebration with my Adventure Buddy!
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Jul 18 2020

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…
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Jul 16 2020

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…
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Jul 11 2020

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…
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Jul 10 2020

Isn't Wednesday supposed to be Hump Day?

Given the almost four-hour drive, my plan was to make a weekend out of hiking Camel's Hump and Mount Mansfield.  I was only half successful…
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Jul 8 2020

Greylock

Chance of thunderstorms all day but held off and ended up being a nice day.
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Jul 7 2020

Discipline is the soul of an army.

My adventure buddy and I were able to grid out Mount Washington on this hike – we have hiked it in each of the four…
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Jul 5 2020

Monadnock scramble

Great scramble up to Monadnock summit! 360 view at the top.
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Jul 5 2020

Give me 5!

Great scramble, another great day for a summit!
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Jul 5 2020

Finished!

6 pack done!
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Jul 5 2020

Finished!

6 pack done!
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Jul 4 2020

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…
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Jul 4 2020

Presidential Traverse on Independence Day 🇺🇸

Attempted the Presidential Traverse for the first time. Had a late start and ended up walking down from Mt.Washington which is the half way point.…
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Jul 4 2020

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…
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Jul 4 2020

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…
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Jul 4 2020

Washi for the 4th

Perfect day for this hike! Peak four on the 4th!
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Jul 4 2020

Franconia glory

Crazy hike, crazy day, no views on the ridge!
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Jul 4 2020

Happy 4th!

Best day ever, awesome views!!
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Jul 3 2020

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,…
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Jul 2 2020

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…
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Jul 2 2020

Besting the rain

Beautiful hike, a little humid again but enjoyed the summit views!
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Jul 2 2020

It‘s the man!

Humid day, rewarding views!!
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Jul 2 2020

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…
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Jul 2 2020

Miles on Monroe

This was a heart pumping climb! Magnificent views- a little wet at times – Summit was a thrill!
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Jul 1 2020

Hump day again

Great sunset on the hump!
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Jul 1 2020

Hump Day

Awesome sunset!!
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Jun 27 2020

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…
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Jun 27 2020

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…
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Jun 26 2020

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…
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Jun 25 2020

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.…
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Jun 24 2020

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…
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Jun 24 2020

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
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Jun 19 2020

Mount Lincoln Climb

Great hike, was hot and humid but the views on the Franconia ridge trail made it worth it.
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Jun 19 2020

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…
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Jun 19 2020

Greylock Summit

Great first summit.  Overcast day but still impressive and beautiful!
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Jun 19 2020

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…
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Jun 18 2020

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…
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Jun 16 2020

Franconia Ridge hike – Lafayette to Flume

15.75 mile traverse on the Franconia ridge trail.   Excellent weather.   Awesome views.   Would do in reverse next time and come up the…
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Jun 13 2020

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…
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Jun 12 2020

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…
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Jun 12 2020

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…
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Jun 12 2020

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…
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Jun 12 2020

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…
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Jun 7 2020

Swamp Donkeys ride the Gould/Thunderbolt Express up Greylock

Good day for a hike, at least we thought.  A bit cloudy, some sun driving the roads to Greylock.  A good mid-60s day ….until! Word…
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Jun 7 2020

Monadnock Peak – my 2nd peak to ever climb

To begin this story, I must explain a little about myself.   I’m only 5’2,  I have asthma, I am not in the best shape…
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Jun 1 2020

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…
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May 31 2020

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…
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May 31 2020

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…
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May 30 2020

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,…
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May 30 2020

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…
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May 24 2020

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…
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May 24 2020

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…
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May 24 2020

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.…
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May 23 2020

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…
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May 21 2020

Monadnock Day Hike

Monadnock is always a nice day hike with beautiful weather overall!
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May 18 2020

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…
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May 16 2020

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…
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May 13 2020

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…
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May 5 2020

Monadnock

Easy peasy day. A little chilly/windy at the summit being may, was expected
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May 2 2020

PostHoling Adventures

Trail is still packed with snow.
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Apr 22 2020

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…
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Apr 18 2020

Mt Lincoln

Did this one in the “spring” just in the nick of time!
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Apr 15 2020

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
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Apr 12 2020

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…
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Mar 18 2020

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…
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Mar 18 2020

The Journey of Six Mountains begins with a single step

Beautiful March day , sunny blue sky. Very good visibility from the summit. This was my first peak, middle son hiked with me. Bottom third…
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Mar 18 2020

Maintaining social distancing with style! 🏔 👍🏽

AMAZING HIKE!!! One of our favorites! Just enough difficult spots to keep things interesting but very doable! Views were breathtaking along the way as we…
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Feb 17 2020

Presidents Day Summit of Mount Washington

February 17th I started out on my second hike for Six Pack of Peaks: New England on the Cog Rail Trail up to Mount Washington…
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Feb 8 2020

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…
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Feb 8 2020

Mt . Greylock

Was a consistent climb. Overall just a spectacular hike.
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Feb 8 2020

Winter Full Moon Summit of Mount Greylock

February 8th I started out on my first hike for Six Pack of Peaks: New England on the Cheshire Harbor Trail up to Mount Greylock…
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Feb 2 2020

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…
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Sep 29 2019

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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Sep 28 2019

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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Sep 28 2019

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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Sep 28 2019

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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Sep 27 2019

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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Sep 21 2019

Lincoln

It was epic
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Sep 15 2019

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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Sep 15 2019

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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Sep 15 2019

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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Sep 14 2019

Last one

The weather was horrible and they started to turn people away because the ridge was very windy
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Sep 8 2019

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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Sep 8 2019

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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Sep 7 2019

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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Sep 6 2019

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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Sep 6 2019

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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Sep 1 2019

Sunny days

Good to go sunny and beautiful all the way up!
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Sep 1 2019

Camel’s Hump

Beautiful weather, view at the summit was amazing
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Sep 1 2019

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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Sep 1 2019

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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Sep 1 2019

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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Sep 1 2019

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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Sep 1 2019

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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Sep 1 2019

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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Sep 1 2019

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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Aug 31 2019

Mount Mansfield

Great hike, good weather.  The trails are well marked
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Aug 31 2019

Mansfield

Foggy
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Aug 31 2019

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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Aug 31 2019

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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Aug 31 2019

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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Aug 31 2019

Camels hump

Very cold and windy at the summit  
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Aug 28 2019

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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Aug 28 2019

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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Aug 28 2019

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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Aug 27 2019

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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Aug 26 2019

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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Aug 26 2019

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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Aug 26 2019

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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Aug 25 2019

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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Aug 25 2019

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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Aug 25 2019

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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Aug 25 2019

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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Aug 24 2019

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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Aug 24 2019

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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Aug 24 2019

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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Aug 20 2019

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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Aug 20 2019

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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Aug 19 2019

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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Aug 18 2019

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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Aug 18 2019

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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Aug 17 2019

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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Aug 17 2019

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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Aug 11 2019

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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Aug 11 2019

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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Aug 11 2019

Vermont adventure pt. 1

Nice and freezing day in Vermont with my friend.
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Aug 11 2019

Vermont adventure pt. 2

Nice and freezing day on the Mt. Mansfield and Camel's hump.
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Aug 6 2019

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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Aug 6 2019

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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Aug 4 2019

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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Aug 4 2019

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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Aug 4 2019

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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Aug 4 2019

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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Aug 4 2019

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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Aug 4 2019

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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Aug 4 2019

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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Aug 3 2019

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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Aug 2 2019

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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Aug 2 2019

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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Jul 29 2019

Mount Greylock

This was a nice hike really hot and humid, we enjoyed it with my sister.
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Jul 27 2019

Mount Washington

Good weather great hike
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Jul 27 2019

Mount Washington

It was a hell of a hike….
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Jul 27 2019

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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Jul 27 2019

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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Jul 27 2019

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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Jul 27 2019

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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Jul 23 2019

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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Jul 23 2019

Camel's Hump, VT

This was a great hike. Beautiful views from the summit!
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Jul 22 2019

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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Jul 22 2019

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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Jul 22 2019

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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Jul 22 2019

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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Jul 20 2019

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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Jul 20 2019

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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Jul 20 2019

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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Jul 20 2019

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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Jul 20 2019

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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Jul 20 2019

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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Jul 20 2019

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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Jul 20 2019

Walk it like its hot

It was hot.  Really hot, made it back alive……  will b back….
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Jul 16 2019

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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Jul 15 2019

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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Jul 15 2019

Bear Mountain

Very easy going enjoyable hike. Nice views from the peak. A good start to the challenge
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Jul 13 2019

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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Jul 13 2019

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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Jul 13 2019

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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Jul 13 2019

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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Jul 13 2019

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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Jul 13 2019

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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Jul 7 2019

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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Jul 7 2019

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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Jul 7 2019

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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Jul 7 2019

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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Jul 6 2019

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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Jul 6 2019

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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Jul 5 2019

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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Jul 1 2019

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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Jun 30 2019

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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Jun 29 2019

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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Jun 29 2019

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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Jun 26 2019

Beautiful day

Beautiful day with few fellow hikers.,
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Jun 23 2019

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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Jun 23 2019

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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Jun 22 2019

One Hail of a Hike

Beautiful day. Summit was clear. Experienced a storm on the way down including HAIL!
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Jun 22 2019

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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Jun 22 2019

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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Jun 15 2019

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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Jun 15 2019

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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Jun 9 2019

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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Jun 9 2019

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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Jun 8 2019

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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Jun 8 2019

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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Jun 8 2019

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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Jun 8 2019

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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Jun 8 2019

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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Jun 6 2019

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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Jun 6 2019

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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Jun 2 2019

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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Jun 2 2019

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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Jun 1 2019

Bear Mountain

Great hike!
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Jun 1 2019

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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Jun 1 2019

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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May 31 2019

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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May 31 2019

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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May 27 2019

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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May 26 2019

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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May 26 2019

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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May 26 2019

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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May 26 2019

2 states 2 peaks 18 hours

Favorite peak in the challenge this year
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May 26 2019

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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May 26 2019

Great day for 2 peaks

After a failed attempt in early March it felt good to conquer this beast again.
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May 26 2019

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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May 25 2019

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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May 25 2019

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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May 25 2019

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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May 25 2019

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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May 25 2019

Great start to a weekend

Always a epic hike, it was easy to feel great as the weather was gorgeous
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May 25 2019

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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May 25 2019

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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May 19 2019

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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May 19 2019

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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May 19 2019

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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May 12 2019

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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May 12 2019

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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May 9 2019

Bear

Trails we're in good condition. No rain today, yay.
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Apr 27 2019

Hailing mary

Muddy hail and snow
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Apr 27 2019

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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Apr 27 2019

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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Apr 27 2019

Mount Greylock

It was hailing snowing the entire hike.  The trail was extremely muddy and slippery.
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Apr 22 2019

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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Apr 20 2019

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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Apr 14 2019

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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Apr 14 2019

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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Apr 14 2019

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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Apr 14 2019

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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Apr 14 2019

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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Apr 13 2019

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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Apr 10 2019

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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Apr 10 2019

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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Apr 7 2019

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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Apr 7 2019

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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Apr 6 2019

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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Apr 6 2019

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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Mar 30 2019

Bear Mountain

Still has some ice and a lot of mud
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Mar 30 2019

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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Mar 30 2019

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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Mar 30 2019

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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Mar 30 2019

Beat

snowy
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Mar 30 2019

Bear

It was snowy but fun
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Mar 24 2019

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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Mar 16 2019

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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Mar 3 2019

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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Mar 3 2019

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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Mar 2 2019

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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Mar 2 2019

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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Feb 17 2019

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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Feb 16 2019

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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Feb 10 2019

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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Feb 9 2019

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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Feb 9 2019

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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Feb 3 2019

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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Oct 10 2018

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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Oct 10 2018

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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Sep 30 2018

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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Sep 16 2018

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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Sep 15 2018

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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Sep 14 2018

Peak number six Camel’s Hump

Perfect day to finish my six-pack of Peaks New England Challenge.
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Sep 14 2018

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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Sep 14 2018

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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Sep 13 2018

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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Sep 12 2018

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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Sep 9 2018

Tuckerman’s Revine Mount Washington

Perfect day for an awesome hike up Mount Washington.
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Sep 9 2018

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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Sep 9 2018

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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Sep 9 2018

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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Sep 9 2018

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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Sep 8 2018

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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Sep 8 2018

Finito!

Fantastic hike, challenging but with views well worth every effort.
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Sep 7 2018

One hike three peaks

Amazing hike peak number three for the New England Challenge.
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Sep 5 2018

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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Sep 5 2018

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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Sep 3 2018

Mount Mansfield on a Cloudy Humid Day

Very humid hike overcast at summit but a really good hike scrambling required.
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Sep 2 2018

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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Sep 1 2018

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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Sep 1 2018

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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Aug 29 2018

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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Aug 29 2018

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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Aug 28 2018

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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Aug 28 2018

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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Aug 25 2018

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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Aug 24 2018

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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Aug 24 2018

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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Aug 19 2018

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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Aug 19 2018

A Man‘s Journey to Another Man‘s Face

Perfect Sunday afternoon hike with a beautiful sunset!
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Aug 19 2018

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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Aug 19 2018

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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Aug 18 2018

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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Aug 17 2018

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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Aug 17 2018

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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Aug 15 2018

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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Aug 15 2018

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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Aug 13 2018

One of Six

Super grey day but perfect.
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Aug 12 2018

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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Aug 11 2018

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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Aug 11 2018

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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Aug 9 2018

Second Favorite of the Challenge!

My first hike in the Whites!
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Aug 5 2018

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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Aug 5 2018

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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Jul 30 2018

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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Jul 29 2018

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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Jul 24 2018

Team no sleep hike

Awesomeness!!
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Jul 22 2018

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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Jul 22 2018

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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Jul 22 2018

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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Jul 21 2018

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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Jul 21 2018

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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Jul 18 2018

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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Jul 18 2018

Ensconced in the only boreal forest in MA

Stunning! Sunshine and amazing views in all directions.
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Jul 16 2018

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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Jul 15 2018

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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Jul 12 2018

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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Jul 12 2018

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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Jul 11 2018

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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Jul 11 2018

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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Jul 8 2018

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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Jul 7 2018

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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Jul 7 2018

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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Jul 6 2018

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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Jul 6 2018

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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Jul 2 2018

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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Jul 2 2018

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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Jul 1 2018

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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Jun 30 2018

Camel’s Hump

Awesome hike. Good challenge for first hike of the season!
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Jun 24 2018

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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Jun 24 2018

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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Jun 23 2018

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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Jun 23 2018

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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Jun 22 2018

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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Jun 22 2018

Hump day!

Loved the scramble and the descent was easy on the feet.
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Jun 20 2018

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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Jun 20 2018

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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Jun 20 2018

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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Jun 11 2018

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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Jun 10 2018

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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Jun 9 2018

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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Jun 8 2018

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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Jun 8 2018

Thunderbolt in the dark!

Loved the hike and the sunset! Just made it in time.
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Jun 6 2018

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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Jun 6 2018

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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May 27 2018

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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May 27 2018

A camel adventure in VT

Fantastic trail, high, gusty winds at the summit but amazingly rewarding views!
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May 26 2018

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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May 26 2018

Start of the six pack

Rainy, foggy return to Northeastern hiking but absolutely amazing.
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