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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Plan C: Tastes Like Sugar

When plans A and B aren’t so sweet… Despite our best efforts, planning, and imagination, sometimes, as they say, you just can’t get there from here. Our guides typically have a backup plan in mind when leading our guests into the White Mountain National Forest. This is recorded in our guides’ online checkout/checkin safety system — yes, we are backwoods hightech. Even something so simple as […]

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Walk on the Wild Slide

The Latest Adventure: People Love Slide and Gully Hikes Social media is to blame. Record numbers of people are taking to the backcountry to enjoy the out-of-the-ordinary experiences their friends and peers are sharing on Facebook and Instagram. And in doing so, they expose themselves to a different set of challenges and dangers. Some obvious, others not so much. One situation we’d like to single out, […]

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Toughest Mile of the AT

A little more than a week ago a few of the guides were hiking in Mahoosuc Notch just east of the Maine-New Hampshire border. That one of us would be guiding this section of the Appalachian Trail soon was purely coincidental — the fellahs were simply helping owner Mike Cherim “work” on his personal “redlining” mission. Assigned to lead today’s for-hire companion hike was Redline Guide […]

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Franconia Ridge Traverse

There’s a chance we’re doing something right since a number of our guests keep returning to us to do or learn more. It’s getting to be a thing. And because of this we’re ecstatic. Welcome back, we say. Let’s have some fun. That’s what happened August 2nd: a day of fun for a returning guest, Tom, who went out with Redline Guide Arlette Laan recently on […]

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Orange Canister Hike

Or to more properly quote our returning guest and New England Hundred Highest pursuer, Bob, “Orange [F-expletive] Canister Hike.” We’ll credit Bob for coming up with an original name, but we know many have given this tight, gnarly bushwhack to New Hampshire’s infamous Scar Ridge very similar monikers. Of which at least half include the same sensored word to describe the ascent of this 3775-foot Mountain […]

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