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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Half Day Mountaineering Skills

A great way to spend the morning is sharing something you love and are passionate about with someone who is eager to learn whatever it is and wants to share your passion. That describes today. Our guest, Bob, wanted to learn some basic mountaineering skills, but since he had a fair amount of winter hiking experience, he didn’t necessarily need our winter skills course and thus […]

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A Day in the Life: AMC Trail Crew

Ever wonder about the trails we hike on? Their history, who made them, who maintains them. I know that some of us personally volunteer to maintain trails. The US Forest Service works hard on some and also manages some of the volunteers. Also, there are volunteer organizations like the Trailwrights, and last but not least, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). The AMC maintains hundreds of miles […]

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Top of the Boott

The forecast was concerning, as it often is on the 6288′ Mt Washington. The prognosticators of the weather predicted winds topping the century mark, with a slight lessening late in the day and more so over a 48-hour period. The temps were mild, and while they, too, were dropping, they were going to be staying on the charts — for now. But those winds! If the […]

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Birthday Snowshoe Tour

We took the lovely young woman pictured in the photo on a custom snowshoe adventure today! Our client, Kaleigh, was having a birthday and decided to hire us for a snowshoe tour leading to someplace special above treeline… someplace cool. We chose the 3570′ South Baldface — one of the jewels of Evan’s Notch. From the summit we planned to either head to the 3610′ North […]

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Amy and Emilijan

It was an honor to be part of yet another wedding. The wedding of Amy and Emilijan. It was a lovely, intimate affair – and private, hence no photos. A small gathering of friends and family. It took place in a local residence situated on a dark and snowy road. Not on a mountain, not in the wilderness, but that’s okay. The atmosphere a different sort […]

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Coming Home Alive

It’s sometimes fun to gently tease clients by announcing that we have made it half way just as we’re summiting or meeting our day’s so-called objective. They’re tired and have been “earning it” all morning so some wear a look of horror when they hear these words even though it’s clear — if we’re not in a whiteout — there is no more up. Others just […]

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Jeff and Laura

On December 3rd we had the pleasure to officiate another wedding. Present were Mike, Barb, and Alvaro. We were also hired to record the event with still photos for the happy couple. We always ask if we can use photos in social media and this couple prefer to remain very private allowing only restricted use — though we did get some lovely portraits of the couple […]

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