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Mount Isolation

On the morning of May 31st, I reached the summit of Mount Isolation, my 480th White Mountain 4,000-footer since last August, bringing me to 83% of the GRID at the same time. After a slow start to the month, Mount Isolation was the final peak in a week long, 115 mile push to continue my … Continue reading Mount Isolation

The Zion Traverse: A bucket-list backpacking trip through Zion National Park

This trip report summarizes my experience completing the Zion Traverse, an increasingly-popular 50-mile backpacking route through one of Utah’s most famous national parks. I hiked from April 18-19, 2019, and was blessed with plentiful springwater due to the high snow fall this past winter. Disclaimer: I hiked 37 miles of the route, from Lee Pass … Continue reading The Zion Traverse: A bucket-list backpacking trip through Zion National Park

Moosilauke – 2019-03-03

Destination: Moosilauke Trails: Glencliff Trail (AT) Hike Date: 2019-03-03   Conditions: Trail was well-packed, some loose powdery snow on top of the pack above treeline. Equipment: Barebooted the whole way. Comments: No winds and sunny skies made for a fun 45 minute summit hang and photoshoot. Thanks @groundbird_gear for letting Delilah the Notch Dog test … Continue reading Moosilauke – 2019-03-03

Cycling the Whites: An AMC Maine Chapter Trip Report

By Sarah Hunter. Originally printed in the AMC Maine Chapter Winter 2018 Newsletter; reprinted here with permission.  Challenging climbs, thrilling descents, and stunning scenery framed our White Mountains cycling adventure this fall, while comfortable lodging, good company and camaraderie made this trip truly great. It was late October when I joined a group of intrepid cyclists on the brand new 130-mile, hostel-to-hostel cycling tour through the White Mountains, a collaborative project … Continue reading Cycling the Whites: An AMC Maine Chapter Trip Report