New Hampshire Appalachian Trail Hiking

A year after section hiking Maine, we set out to tackle the New Hampshire Appalachian Trail. Except this time we planned on section hiking the state in sections. Simply put, it hasn’t worked out as planned. Add two more years and this is still a hike in progress. Please follow along, and feel free to get a good laugh at our expense. Hopefully you can learn something from our mistakes. Sometimes I wonder if we ever do.

Woolx X-Lite Tee

Woolx Merino Wool Tee and Boxer Briefs Review

With claims of providing superior moisture wicking, heat regulation and odor prevention, all without the itch-factor of wool, the Woolx Merino Wool Tee and Boxer Briefs sound perfect for hiking and backpacking. We put them to the test.

A Mountain Lion at Squam Lakes Science Center

Kids Combo: West Rattlesnake Hike & Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Looking for a fun-filled family adventure? The Old Bridle Path trail on West Rattlesnake Mountain is a short but oh-so-sweet hike for kids of all ages. Tag team it with a trip to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, home to black bears, mountain lions, bald eagles and many other animals native to New Hampshire, and there won’t be any haggling over bed time…adults included.

Moosilauke Beaver Brook Waterfall 2

Hike Mt. Moosilauke via the Beaver Brook Trail

The Beaver Brook Trail on Mt. Moosilauke is a rough, and, if you’re not careful, easy-to-go-for-a-fateful-tumble hike. The physical price of admission is steep with 3,150 feet of elevation gain over cascades of rocks, wood-block steps and metal rungs, all often perilously close to the ravine’s edge, especially when wet. The arduous entrance fee is worth Mother Nature’s show with seemingly endless waterfalls headlined by a spectacular open summit.

Hike Katahdin via the Helon Taylor Trail

The Helon Taylor Trail may be the most direct route to Katahdin’s Knife Edge, but this is no ho-hum commuter hike. If you’re planning to hike it, get ready to be left breathless.

Mt. Washington in Goggles

“Spring” Hike Mt. Washington & Mt. Monroe via the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail

Bear in mind that “spring” is a relative term. While the snowbanks have finally retreated across most of New England, an early April hike finds winter in full bloom on Mt. Washington and its Presidential Range brethren. The 2.4 miles …

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Wilderness Trail in Winter

Winter Hike the Bondcliff Trail

Let’s see if this makes sense: there’s no truly difficult part of climbing Bondcliff in New Hampshire’s White Mountains and the Pemigewasset Wilderness. The first 50 percent of the hike covering the Lincoln Woods Trail and Wilderness Trail is all flat, heavily traveled ground. Yes, there are a few steep sections on the Bondcliff Trail—show me a 4,000-foot mountain in the Northeast that doesn’t have some serious ups—but even these are quite forgiving by White Mountains’ standards.