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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Redlining Presentations

The details… Up and coming this summer we are giving a number of presentations about “Redlining the White Mountains.” For those that don’t know, “redlining” means to hike all the trails discussed in the Appalachian Mountain Club‘s White Mountain Guidebook. Two of our Redline Guides have done this: Bill Robichaud (the 29th finisher, ever), and Mike Cherim (the 37th). Other team members are working on it […]

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Best Wilderness Expedition

We’ve mentioned this before, it’s old news (please forgive the repetitiveness), but we didn’t really grasp just how special this is. Apparently it’s a bigger deal than we realized when today in the mail we received a pretty special matted cover from Yankee. We are kind of stoked about this, to say the least. It’s wicked unexpected, and hopefully we’re worthy. Thank you to whoever was […]

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West Huntington Bushwhack

One of the things most people would want to avoid in the early spring while there is still snow in the woods is to bushwhack. Unless, that is, one is participating in a two day Wilderness Navigation course. And unless, of course, one doesn’t say bring it, asking for an intensive bushwhacking experience. On duty for this one were Redline Guides Mike Cherim and Ken Hodges. […]

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Best of New Hampshire

New England Today (, a product of Yankee Magazine, featured Redline Guiding among those named in their 2018 Editors’ Choice Awards under Best of New Hampshire. Check out what they wrote below and see the original post here. WILDERNESS EXPEDITION: Redline GuidingIntervale Wondering how to cross a river when there’s no bridge? Preparing to embark on a hike across a glacier? Learn these and other wilderness […]

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Lafayette in the Clouds

One would think that the best days would be the ones with clear skies, abundant sunshine, and sweeping, jaw-dropping views. But as one experienced in the mountains soon realizes, everyday gives us something. Today’s guest, Roberta — led by Redline Guide Ken Hodges — can attest to this, and she’s an extremely experienced hiker. Today brought the duo temperatures in the forties and mostly pea soup […]

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The Tallest Mountain

In the northeast our tallest summit is that of the 6288-foot Mt Washington, the White Mountain — which is the most prominent peak east of the Mississippi River. It’s a historic and iconic mountain, to say the least. Some Native American people used to call it “Kodaak Wadjo” while others like the Abenaki called it “Agiocochook” or “Agiochook” (there’s still a prominent point, a crag, northeast […]

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Metamorphosis of a Hike

It is here that I think of hiking as an almost religious experience. What follows is a 2013 article reprint by Mike Cherim detailing the various stages hikers often go through as they put mountains behind them. Aside from the never added “mindlessly driving there for hours on end” stage, you should be able to relate to at least some of this. After all, hiking is […]

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New England Ski Museum

We were working and unable to attend this year’s Hannes Schneider Meister Cup Race held at a Cranmore Mountain in North Conway, but we did offer a $75 gift certificate to a raffle whose proceeds would benefit the New England Ski Museum. For those interested in skiing, this is quite the place detailing ski history going back some eight thousand years. Our mission is to collect, […]

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Spring is in the Air

Springtime brings us longer days and generally milder weather. It has its challenges, usually in the form of soft snow, postholing, dripping trees, weakened snow bridges, and iffy river crossings — plus it still gets cold at night — but there’s so much to do at this time of year blending winter with the rest of the year. Below are examples of some of the cool, […]

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Number 49

If this was correct, we would have a forty-ninth 4000-footer. We were having a conversation about a bushwhack with Steve Smith, owner of the Mountain Wanderer Bookstore in Lincoln, NH, and compiler and editor of the 30th Edition of the AMC’s White Mountain Guide. During our talk Steve broke out some maps as he’s been known to do, pointing out this or that to his customers. […]

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