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Month: October 2015

White Mtns Weekend, Day 2: Wildcat Ridge and Carter Dome ?>

White Mtns Weekend, Day 2: Wildcat Ridge and Carter Dome

For our second day in the Whites, we had originally planned to do the Wildcat-Carter-Moriah traverse, a 20-mile route over 6 of New Hampshire’s 4,000 footers. This would have been an ambitious undertaking even in good weather, and after being reduced to a snail’s pace in dangerous weather conditions the day before, we weren’t sure we should even attempt to do anything on Sunday. We spent our second night at the campground, after mopping up the inside of our very non-waterproof…

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White Mtns Weekend, Day 1: Old Speck and Mahoosuc Notch ?>

White Mtns Weekend, Day 1: Old Speck and Mahoosuc Notch

Early October is my favorite time to be in the White Mountains because the combination of fall foliage and snowy mountain peaks makes for some of the most stunning scenery I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, this time of year also means that it can be a warm, sunny fall day one moment and a cold, snowy, icy, windy  winter day the next. The weather is always changeable and unpredictable in the Whites, but this time of year it can be dangerously…

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Cardigan Mountain State Park Loop ?>

Cardigan Mountain State Park Loop

A couple weeks ago I was on the hunt for new trails, as I so often am, and I stumbled across Cardigan Mountain State Park. Peter and I hiked Cardigan Mountain about 12 years ago when we were dating, but we haven’t been back since. I couldn’t find any good maps online, but I gathered enough information to estimate that we could easily run 15-20 miles on the trail network there, so I ordered a map. When the map came,…

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