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Category Archives: Trips

Another Guide Milestone

We love it when our guides do big things. Redline Guide Ken Hodges just finished summiting the highest 115 peaks in New England — better known as the NE115. This includes 48 mountains in NH, 46 in NY (Adirondacks), 14 in Maine, 5 in Vermont, then two more — Slide and Hunter — again in NY (Catskills). With two friends, Lynn and Celeste, I finally finished […]

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Two More for Monica

While we did officiate a couple of weddings over the Veteran’s Day weekend, it wasn’t the only thing we were up to. Redline Guide Howard Aronson also worked this past weekend both Saturday and Sunday. Both times he was leading a returning guest, Monica. To remind you, dear reader, or to inform new readers, Monica is from New York City and is working on her New […]

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Navigating the Fall

Historically, the fall has been an unpopular time to take a Wilderness Navigation class. It really makes no sense since the autumn is more comfortable, has fewer bugs, and the forest sightlines are improved after some of the leaves drop. In other words, it’s a great time to take this class. So, why most don’t is unusually inexplicable. We’re hoping, however, to change that this year. […]

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Guided Dry River Backpack

A gift of adventure. That’s what one mother bought for her adult daughter, Anne. Anne was curious about the wilderness areas in the Whites and wanted to improve her navigation and backpacking skills. This will all come in handy since she has plans — or at least a desire at this juncture — to hike the length of the Appalachian Trail (AT) from Springer Mountain in […]

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Northern Presidentials Traverse

That Redline Guide Ken Hodges is in the news again. The other day, while Mike was leading a Flume Gorge Tour, Ken was leading guest, Marc, on a Traverse of the Northern rim of the Presidential Range here in the White Mountain National Forest. Specifically Mts Jefferson, Adams, and Madison, ringing in at 5716-, 5799-, and 5366-feet, respectively. To accomplish this we created a plan to […]

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Guided Flume Gorge Tour

One of our most recent requests involved something somewhat atypical for mountain guides, but it is something which fit right in with our Nature Tour offerings so when we got the call, we accepted the mission. Normally we’d put Redline Guide Liz Wyman on it, being that she is our official naturalist, but she wasn’t available so Redline Guide and owner Mike Cherim volunteered for the […]

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Guided Inn-to-Inn Hike

We were given a request to fulfill that was both very unique and very cool: arrange and guide an “inn to inn” hike for a leaf-peeping pair of lifelong friends. Meaning, in other words, to hike from inn, to inn, to inn making a route through the White Mountains over a five day period. Simple enough, right? Well, not really. Barring great mileages and roadwalks, while […]

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Boulder Loop Leaf Tour

Several months ago a lady from the United Kingdom, Louelle, was planning a fall holiday for herself and two of her girlfriends, Emma and Lorna. She did an online search, found us, and booked a half-day hike at that time. Fast forward to yesterday, October 15th, and those three friends finally make it to us here on the left side of the Atlantic to do that […]

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Guided Tripyramids Loop

One of our many favorite guests, Monica, has returned to us again (she must have enjoyed her time with us on those prior trips up Jefferson and Carrigain). This time she wanted a companion for a hike up the Tripyramids. To refresh your memory, Monica is an experienced peakbagger working on hiking the one hundred and eleven highest mountains in New England — the NE111 (the […]

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Quality, Not Quantity

Quality, not quantity… it’s a simple enough edict, yes? Our guest yesterday, Erika, who was visiting from Maryland, wanted just this very thing. Some of that famous New Hampshire foliage, stunning views, waterfalls, and a little hiking. Not a lot of hiking, if you please. Redline Guide Jeffrey Shutak was on the case. We know and he knows, one doesn’t have to hike for miles to […]

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Bumpier Than Ohio

We had another guest from Ohio yesterday (10/6) who requested a Nature Tour so needless to say (but we will anyway) we put Redline Guide and Naturalist Liz Wyman on it. Originally our guest, Laura, wanted to head up to Mt Washington. She was hoping to drive up then hike to the Lakes of the Clouds hut and back, being informed about the alpine flora and […]

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Learn, Then Practice

For the past two days a returning guest, Andrew (from New York City) participated in a comprehensive hiking introduction course, then followed it up with a significant guided hiking adventure. Day one was spent with Redline Guide and owner Mike Cherim who was Andy’s private instructor. Day two, Redline Guide Jeffrey Shutak led Andy in an attempt on the 3268-foot Kearsarge North summit. Originally, Jeffrey had […]

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