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Monthly Archives: June 2017

To Go… or Not To Go

That is the question. It’s a question all hikers ask themselves before ever setting foot on trail. Or they should be asking, anyway. We didn’t hike yesterday for weather reasons — which is but just one of the things we consider. We were scheduled to guide a hiking trip through Huntington Ravine. Our guest had flexibility and so did we so we are working with him […]

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Camp Like a Champ

We’re pleased to introduce “Camp Like a Champ” women’s-only overnight backpacking event. The Details This event is being led by Redline Guide Arlette Laan. If you don’t know of Arlette (click the link above to find her profile), she is a bit of an expert on the subject of backpacking. And being a woman herself, might just be able to provide a completely unparalleled gender-specific experience. […]

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Mt Washington Ascended

Seems like it was just yesterday (it was) when Redline Guide Ken Hodges brought a returning couple on a guided hike of Mt Washington. To maximize the hike by decreasing crowds and getting them above treeline more quickly — giving them a fuller, richer experience — Ken chose the Boott Spur Trail with the descent being via the Lion Head Trail later. It was warm and […]

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Making Re-Newlyweds

Getting married is one thing. The love, the passion, the romance… all that chemical craziness going on in our brains. All that newness. “Wow, let’s do this!” Then the years pass and something happens. Couples get used to each other. A certain familiarity sets in. Sometimes, unfortunately, the love birds also get tired of each other. When asked if they’d do it all over again, sadly […]

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Finishing the 100 Highest

The New England Hundred Highest peaks, that is. And it’s something Redline Guide Arlette Laan has just completed along with her husband, Rich. This list of mountains — many of which are trailless — is made up of peaks in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. What follows is a short summary and some photos of her finishing trip on New Hampshire’s Scar Ridge (which for those […]

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Women’s Trail Running Clinic

We’re stoked to introduce our first (of many, hopefully) Women’s-only Mountain Trail Running Clinic. This first event will take place on July 16, 2017, and will culminate as a guided traverse of the Southern Presidential Range in New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountain National Forest. This event will be led by Redline Guide and La Sportiva Mountain Running Team member, Kristina Folcik and will be open to […]

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Wedding at the Mt Washington

Just a couple days after our last wedding, we find ourselves at another. This time officiating for a couple with their small contingent of family. They were staying at the opulent Mt Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods and, with the cooperation of the hotel, were welcome to celebrate their nuptials on the lovely manicured grounds — with a plan B to hold the ceremony on the […]

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Alpine Garden Education Trip

The weather was simply amazing and Redline Guide and naturalist, Liz Wyman, took advantge of it by leading a special half-day Alpine Garden educational out-and-back hike — one of our new Guided Nature Tour offerings. Liz ascended the Auto Road in her car and met our guests at the “Cow Pasture,” from which they ventured forth on foot hiking across the Alpine Garden, and back. Normally […]

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Run. Fall. Learn. Run More

While mountain marriages were happening on Mt Washington, Redline Guide Kristina Folcik was at the foot of Crawford Notch leading our first private Trail Running Intro course today. Spoiler Alert: It was a success. Our guest, Rhonda, is preparing for a trail marathon and wanted to learn from one of the best. Pacing, nutrition, managing the heat, mindset (moving from road to trail, or getting out […]

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Packing Light vs Preparedness

It’s surprising what we can get away with… People get into trouble in the mountains for various reasons: groups split up, people get lost, weather overtakes folks, they suffer an injury, they get wet and cold, become hypothermic and stop thinking clearly, et cetera, et cetera. Suffering an injury is unavoidable. We can be very careful and take precautions, but accidents happen. The rest is obviously […]

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