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Crisp view of the Presidential Range on January 3, 2014. Temperatures outside were -14 F!

The first tract of land acquired for the White Mountain National Forest was the E. Bertram Pike Tract in Benton, NH. The 7,072 acre tract was purchased on January 2, 1914 for $13.25 an acre. The photo was taken from a pull off on the Moosilauke…

A warm fall day hiking the the Presidential Rail Trail into Cherry Pond, Silvio O.Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge near Whitefield NH. We had never taken this route into Cherry Pond. The wooded trail opens to marshes which open to views of…

2011 fall foliage hike mount chocorua via chamney fall trail. View from summit of chocorua

David Villiard standing along the pool below Sabbaday Falls.

I was lucky to get out on a gorgeous Tuesday this week. I went west and climbed Welch/Dickey, off NH 49 near Waterville. The amazing bare summits of Welch (2,605 feet) and Dickey (2,734) offer a consistent unfolding of great views both up and down on…

On Steve Smith's recommendation, instead of hiking my usual 4K every weekend day possible, I hiked the Three Sisters Loop via Champney Falls off the Kanc. Had the ledges nearly to myself, views were jaw dropping, and I got to venture past the falls…