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In New England, climbing Mount Washington in the winter has become a well known and respected objective, prompting thousands to try- either on a guided climb or on their own.
The wisdom of turning back on a winter attempt of Mount Washington…

Mt. Madison is the northern most peak in the Presidential range of the White Mountains. Situated in the col between Madison and Mt. Adams to the southwest is Madison Springs Hut. Originally built in 1888, this mountain lodge is the oldest in the…

While travel through Franconia Notch is visually spectacular, adventures along the trails of Franconia Ridge is altogether stunning. The rocky ascents, the peaks situated majestically above treeline, the vistas from the ridge between Flume and…

What we know today as the Conway Valley was previously home to the Pequawket Indians of the Abenaki tribe. However, skirmishes with settlers interested in expanding along the Saco River resulted in the Pequawket vacating the region by the mid-1750s.…

By the late 1700s, travel through Crawford Notch was established, albeit not by an exceptionally easy route. However, the Notch was important as a vital throughway from the Connecticut River to the seacoast trading centers (notably Portland, ME). …

Waterville Valley, known for its skiing and resort accommodations, it also a hiking mecca. Outside the common destinations of Franconia, Crawford, and Pinkham Notches, the mountains, valleys, and waterways rimming Waterville Valley offers an…

Traveling in and around the White Mountains is as fascinating and awe-inspiring as ever, though certainly not as challenging as it once was historically. Consider Darby Field’s adventure when he made the first recorded ascent of Mount Washington in…

When considering the ease with which we hikers can move through the mountains nowadays, it is crucial to understand the significant trail blazing and building efforts made in the early 20th century. Prior to 1910, hikers could choose from largely…