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"
To kick off the 2014 spring break week, I headed up to Morin Heights with my friend Jean-François for a mainly off trail snowshoe. We parked at the Corridor Aérobique and paid the $9 daily snowshoe fee, then travelled in a southeasterly direction across Lac Écho, continued south along its outlet stream (frozen), and eventually […]Read more "Snowshoeing in Morin Heights"
This was my first time snowshoeing in the Mont Orford area. After a white-knuckle drive on slick roads to the trailhead from Montreal, I was ready to leave the car behind and take a winter hike. We opted for Microspikes rather than bringing snowshoes in the end, partially based on beta given by the parking […]Read more "Sentier du Cerf (Parc National du Mont-Orford)"
Mont Singer, or Mont Signer, depending on what map you are looking at, is an 810 metre mountain in the Réserve naturelle des Montagnes-Vertes. It was my first time hiking in this specific region, as I usually favour nearby Mont Sutton. Access to the trail is south of Mansonville, following Chemin West Hill, to Chemin Ruiter […]Read more "Mont Singer"
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"