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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Through the Eyes of Gignoux

“On assignment” describes the undercurrent of today’s half day adventure. Contracted by Alan Gignoux of London, descendent of an 1800s artist who worked in oils, Régis Gignoux, and his friend Jenny, we were to locate a probable location from which the painting (inset, click to enlarge view) was visualized and sketched. The only problem is that the exact view doesn’t actually exist. It was thought that […]

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Hiking the 48 4000-Footers of NH

For many people, hiking is a three-season pursuit. If this is you, your time to shine is starting soon (time to get in shape). Many folks — some call themselves “peakbaggers” — will begin or continue working on their “lists.” Here in New Hampshire that more-than-likely means the 48 4000-footers as identified by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). There are other lists, the New England 67, […]

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Staying Dry

Bearing in mind, that staying dry is virtually impossible over time […] Some will argue that getting wet isn’t a problem for them. They will charge right through streams without regard for their feet, knowing their trail runners will get somewhat “dry” pretty quickly. Others have similar regard for the rain: “In the last 50 minutes of a “Presi traverse” I allowed myself to get soaking […]

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Spring Time for Glacier Prep

The next few weeks are prime time for roped glacier travel and crevasse rescue training. The sun is higher in the sky for that glacier frying pan feel, and large, safe practice “glaciers” are available for training purposes. We just created this course this winter and we’ve been pleasantly surprised on how popular it has been and how much fun it is — both for us […]

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Dangerous Separation

Being involved with mountain search and rescue, we have noted some common ground of many misadventures in the White Mountain National Forest. Based purely on our own observations, it seems that those who get lost, become hypothermic, even those who perish, often found themselves in their predicament and unable to help themselves as a result of either being separated from their group or by simply going […]

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A Permit to Hike… Finally

CONCORD, NH — Good news, maybe, depending on your point-of-view. From here on out inadequate search and rescue budgets be damned, negative environmental impacts a thing of the past, and those oh-so-hated summit crowds now nevermore. Why? A new federally-issued “New Hampshire Backcountry Permit” — slated to go into effect as early as the spring of 2018 — looks to end these and other user-related problems […]

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