The initial plan was to hike up the trail from Pinkham Notch to the summit of Wildcat Mountain. Staff at the AMC centre convinced me that a walk into Tuckerman Ravine would be better, and it did not disappoint. I frankly don’t know why I didn’t get up here earlier. The weather was absolutely fantastic; […]Read more "Tuckerman Ravine"
On a recent two night stay in the White Mountains, the weather did not initially cooperate. An ‘arctic air mass’ combined with high winds to make for wind chills into the -50’s below zero at high elevations. As a result, I spent the day shuffling around town until the afternoon when winds died down, and a […]Read more "Mount Kearsarge North v2"
Following a summer of epic travels, including trips to the Yukon Territory & Alaska, New Brunswick & Maine, Newfoundland, and driving across the prairies to Waterton Lakes National Park and back, I was about due for a New Hampshire vacation! So when Labour Day weekend came around, I drove down to North Conway for two […]Read more "Mount Jefferson"
It was a gorgeous warm and sunny day in North Conway, so after breakfast we set out to explore the area to the south of Evans Notch, along the New Hampshire / Maine border. Our destination was the Baldface Circle loop, our guidebook told us that this circuit traverses over 4 miles of exposed ridge […]Read more "South Baldface Attempt"
Spring break 2014 continued with a two night trip down to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. On the first day, we had our minds set on summiting North, and possibly also South Kinsman mountains, in the Franconia Notch. They had been on our list for a while now, but the weather disrupted our plans, […]Read more "Kinsman Pond"
Mount Kearsarge North (3,268 ft) is a peak prominently visible from the town of North Conway, NH. Despite poor and icy conditions in the surrounding area, the trail was hard packed snow with patches of ice nearing the summit along the 5km Kearsarge North Trail. The view from the top is superb, and the fire […]Read more "Mount Kearsarge North"
A minor injury has kept me from my normal amount of snowshoeing and hiking this winter, but I have been spending more time in the climbing gym to make up for it. This week however I drove down to New Hampshire for two nights, and ticked off a few more trails in the White Mountains. […]Read more "Three days in the White Mountains"