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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Wintery Fall Hike

We expected a little early season dusting, but we ended up with a considerable amount of snow. As of Wednesday morning’s MWOBS’ report the summit of the 6288′ (1917m) Mt Washington had collected 15″ (38cm) of snow and rime ice with deeper drifts. Meanwhile down in North Conway itself the conditions were rainy. We will admit, this affected our gearing-up decision-making prior to Redline Guide Jeffrey […]

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Reversing Raynaud Syndrome

A reversal treatment for Raynaud syndrome would be a welcome relief for many… My hands feel really numb, lifeless, and they look cold — freezing cold. My fingers are a waxy white. The temperature is only 40°F and the wind is hardly blowing. I’m hiking and should feel great, warm from exercise. And I am, except for my numb, dead-looking hands. If the photos on this […]

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We’re Two Years Old

Officially no longer a baby, at two years old, Redline Guiding has become a toddler. So far so good. We’re shaping up to be a fine young ‘un, thanks to the terrific work done by our dedicated and caring guides and instructors, and thanks to you and your support. Here we are, hundreds of bookings later, classes, adventures, and some weddings, of course, under our belt. […]

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Wounded Warriors Hike

We were honored to be contacted by an organizer with the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) seeking hiking guides for a half day. We quickly formulated a plan for a hike and put things into motion, the organizer reaching out to his members and alumni, and we on our end preparing gear and taking other necessary steps. The WWP “serves veterans and service members who incurred a […]

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Full-On Winter

That’s how Redline Guide Ken Hodges described the 5260-foot Mt Lafayette — a NH 4000-footer — Saturday when he was leading a couple on a special tour. We say “special” because the day actually stemmed from a postponed exploration adventure of Lincoln Slide. This slide exploration was supposed to happen today. Finally. But, as was the case in the wedding we had the same day, the […]

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White Wedding

Originally the wedding of bride and groom, Devon and Jeff, was to take place atop the 6288-foot Mt Washington — home to the world’s worst weather — but that aforementioned weather had other ideas. The plan, you see, was to ride up on the train, have the ceremony on the summit, then ride back down. And that plan was solid up until the morning of when […]

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Cooler on Mt Lafayette

A recent guest from sunny California, Nancy, was staying at Loon Mountain and wanted to hike with us for a day. We decided the conveniently located 5260-foot Mt Lafayette would be a nice mountain for her to experience and enjoy. It is, after all, the crowning jewel of the world-renowned Franconia Ridge. Running the show on this hike, so to speak, was Redline Guide Ryan Mcguire. […]

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Goldilocks Hike

Not too much, not too little, something just right. Just like Goldilocks would like. This was the order of the day. Moreover, our guest, Kathleen from New Jersey, wanted some views, but no real exposure or scrambles. No problem, custom requests is what we’re all about. Redline Guide Jeffrey Shutak and owner Mike discussed it and decided that the Boulder Loop Trail just off the Kancamagus […]

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Will Hike For Foliage

It’s that time of year. The leaves are changing. It’s crisp, cool, and… well, it’s raining. Thankfully our guests were okay with that. Hikers understand these things and the matriarch, Mary, from Colorado, was a bit of a hiker. As were her southern New Hampshire-based daughter and granddaughter, Molly and Caroline. They were all accustomed to a little mountain weather and ready to make the most […]

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Two Snows in Maine

What we call “companionship hikes” are those where our guests want to hike a specific hike, and are quite capable of doing so, but for safety or perhaps other reasons they just don’t want to go it alone. Or, we find, they don’t want to bother dealing with the logistics, research, and planning sometimes necessary — they may be on vacation in some cases. For these […]

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