While it’s acceptable to get “good” lost on a hike, your true goal should always be your safe return to the trailhead.
Mt Liberty and Mt Flume, Lincoln, NH. 2022-02-20. (Sunday) Via Whitehouse Trail, Liberty Springs Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail. Approx 8.7 miles. 15 dF +/- at the trailhead, 10 at the summit. Sunny to start, with rapidly closing high level clouds. Wind at Liberty and Flume summit was a light breeze to start. Back at Liberty on the return, the winds were brisk and bitter. Trailhead: 1030; Liberty Summit: 1300; Flume […]
Safety isn’t optional, and the drive to and from the mountains should always be included in that equation.
“I can get away with it, right?” OK, so if not, why not?
Plantar fasciitis. Something many have had, yet no-one wants. So how to avoid it?
OK, so short and sweet this time. Today was spent kayaking with a friend. There wasn’t as much as I’d have liked, owing to weather (it turned out to be windier than expected, and clouds were looking a bit on the ornery side) but… skills! Notably, “What happens when things go sideways?” When you’re hiking, the risk of getting utterly soaked are fairly low unless it’s pouring with rain. But […]
There’s still several weeks of winter left to go, so let’s look at what we can do to stay safe, and even help others do so as well.
I got the vaccine. And so many thoughts about all that it means and entails.
I’m going to get myself down to the bottom of this mountain,’” Stump recalled. Kati Weis, CBS Denver Picking over the bones of the news this morning, I saw a piece that resonated for perhaps obvious reasons. A hiker, near the summit of El Diente in Colorado (one of their 14 thousand-footers) fell and tumbled for about 60 feet. Then, hiked back to her car and drove herself to hospital. […]
Remember fire safety as part of your Leave No Trace ethic. As Smokey the Bear says, only you can prevent forest fires.
AMC high huts are closed, and the White Mountain hiker shuttle is similarly grounded for the season. But other options for trampers remain.
Gov. Sununu has re-opened camping, but for New Hampshire residents only.