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Best Hike in NH

It’s been said by more than one person that the Classic Franconia Ridge Loop — to hike up Falling Waters Trail to Haystack Mountain (4760′), traverse the ridge summiting Mts. Lincoln* (5089′), Truman (5020′), and Lafayette* (5260′), then descend via Old Bridle Path — is arguably the finest hike in New Hampshire. We won’t weigh in on that opinion other than to say that it is […]

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A Mt Chocorua Wedding

If ever there was an iconic New Hampshire mountain — besides Mt Washington, Mt Lafayette, or Cannon Mtn (Profile) — the 3500-foot Mt Chocorua would fit the bill. After all, anyone and everyone coming up to the mountains on the east side of the state (via NH Route 16) sees this beautiful, rocky-topped mountain before all others usually. Many people see it, know it’s shorter than […]

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Cindy Zhou Joins the Team

New to our team of guides here at Redline Guiding is Cindy Zhou (pronounced schōh). Cindy comes to us from the city of Shenzhen in the southeastern part of China (see images below). It’s a busy, modern metropolis that links Hong Kong to China’s mainland. Similar to North Conway, it is known for its shopping destinations, but of course lacks our great mountains. If you’re thinking […]

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Fortunate Weather

The forecast was a bit concerning. On one hand it was your typical summer forecast — hot and humid with scant winds, and a chance of showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon — yet on the other hand the ominous bits were not to be taken lightly. As the prudent hiker never does. Our team did go on their hike, though. Not going due to […]

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River Crossing Class

We originally had a full class for today’s half-day women’s-only River Crossing Skills course — put on for the NH Women’s Hiking Group (a.k.a. the Purple Army) — but two of the members decided to take our map and compass course instead. That left us with a grand total of two eager students… and that was totally enough to make it a fun and worthwhile day […]

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Backpacking Between Storms

The rainy weather sure looked interesting. Challenging might be a word to use. Would this even be fun? Our guests — Deborah from New Jersey, and her friend, Jacquie from New York — understandably began to wonder. They wanted it to be fun! We responded with a solid maybe, then we assuaged their fears somewhat by sharing the finer details not all people realize. Minutiae such […]

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Ladies’ Backpacking Weekend

Another successful women’s-only backpacking event happened over the weekend with five ladies going in, including the guide, and five coming out none the worse for the wear. This is our second such weekend this season. So far. The adventure this time began with a premeet at the Unknown Pond Trail trailhead on Mill Brook Road with their leader and instructor, Redline Guide Arlette Laan. There she […]

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Connecting the Huts

A fellow named Florian from Hamburg, Germany, wanted to see some of our mountains, specifically hoping to visit our high peaks in the process of completing a Madison-to-Jackson (Full) Presidental Range Traverse. Moreover he was hoping to become educated about our flora and fauna… a nature tour. And he was looking to accomplish this in a relaxed manner. Utilizing the AMC Huts over the span of […]

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Hiking the Cohos Trail

We love hearing about what our guides do off the clock as well as what they do when working, and we figure you might, too. We try to post their most significant accomplishments here for that reason. Because of this, and being that there are so many significant accomplishments happening in any given year, we stay busy documenting it all. And here we are again. This […]

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Camp Craft in the Wilds

We had two women’s-only “Camp Like a Champ” backpacking/camp craft events scheduled for this season with the next one coming up the weekend of July 21-22 (sorry, sold out). The first one, however, just happened this past weekend and while it wasn’t full, it was very much a success. This one was led/taught by Redline Guide Jean Lee and it took place in the Wild River […]

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