Tripyramids

Tripyramids Loop Hike

It was a beautiful day in the Sandwich Range in the White Mountains of New Hampshire: not too hot and not too humid.  Jenn and Guthook and I decided to do a Tripyramids loop.  Jenn and I had done North Tripyramid together before, in a winter slog through deep snow.  It was interesting to compare that… Read more »

Long Trail hike

Long Trail – Journey’s End to Eden Crossing

Time for another Long Trail section hike!  I picked up Shepherd from where he was hiking farther south on the Long Trail and then we met Switchfoot at Journey’s End, near the Canadian border.  I had heard varying things about the condition of Journey’s End Road, but we actually were able to drive all the… Read more »

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Welton Falls

I stopped in at the AMC Cardigan Lodge in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region to check out the available hiking.  The lodge is located on an AMC-owned reservation in between Cardigan Mountain State Forest and Welton Falls State Forest.  It’s a great parking location for several different hiking routes up Mount Cardigan, in addition to other flatter… Read more »

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Mount Kearsarge South

Mount Kearsarge South is located in Winslow State Park and Rollins State Park in New Hampshire.  I met Gale on the Winslow State Park side since it has a slightly longer trail to the top. We took the red blazed Winslow Trail to the summit, climbing 1100′ in 1.1 miles.  It was very rooty and… Read more »

Long Trail - Sherburne Pass to Brandon Gap

Long Trail – Sherburne Pass to Brandon Gap

I hiked the first 105 miles of the 272 mile Long Trail in 2013, as it coincided with the Appalachian Trail.  With that much of the trail done, I decided I should finish it at some point and will start doing section hikes when I can.  The first section picked up right where I left… Read more »

Batsto Lake

Batona Trail Thru Hike

The Batona Trail stands for BAck TO NAture.  It’s a 52.7 mile trail in the Pinelands National Reserve, America’s first National Reserve, surprisingly in New Jersey.  It goes through Bass River State Forest, Wharton State Forest, Franklin Parker Preserve, and Brendan T. Byrne State Forest.  Camping is only allowed at designated sites (for a small fee),… Read more »

PCT Canadian Border

Our 2015 PCT Class Video is Amazing!

Over the past 10+ years, there has been a tradition of creating a class video for each year of PCT hikers.  For 2015, over 200 people sent in over 13,000 pictures and videos and Ratatouille spent over 100 hours putting this all together.  Many thanks to Ratatouille for doing such an amazing job!  It was great… Read more »

Rancocas State Park

Banff Mountain Film Festival

It’s Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour time!  But first, Kelly and I stopped at Rancocas State Park for a little hike on the way there.  It’s finally getting far enough into spring that the trees are starting to leaf out in New Jersey and it was a prettier hike than others I’ve gone on… Read more »

Round Valley Reservoir

Round Valley Reservoir

After rigging the canoe on top of Kelly‘s new car with pool noodles and driving over to Spruce Run Recreation Area, we discovered it was too windy to canoe.  No one else was on the water, and a ranger said it was likely we’d get out from shore and not be able to get back.  So… Read more »

pacificcresttrials

Book Review: Pacific Crest Trials

I read Zach Davis’ first book, Appalachian Trials, back before my Appalachian Trail thru hike.  I found it very useful then, and was excited to be able to contribute to his new PCT edition!  I met co-author Carly Moree briefly on the AT in 2013, right after I broke my big toe, and ran into… Read more »

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  • Tripyramids

    Tripyramids Loop Hike

    It was a beautiful day in the Sandwich Range in the White Mountains of New Hampshire: not too hot and not too humid.  Jenn and Guthook and I decided to do a Tripyramids loop.  Jenn and I had done North Tripyramid together before, in a winter slog through deep snow.  It was interesting to compare that… Read more »

  • Long Trail hike

    Long Trail – Journey’s End to Eden Crossing

    Time for another Long Trail section hike!  I picked up Shepherd from where he was hiking farther south on the Long Trail and then we met Switchfoot at Journey’s End, near the Canadian border.  I had heard varying things about the condition of Journey’s End Road, but we actually were able to drive all the… Read more »

  • WeltonFalls-4

    Welton Falls

    I stopped in at the AMC Cardigan Lodge in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region to check out the available hiking.  The lodge is located on an AMC-owned reservation in between Cardigan Mountain State Forest and Welton Falls State Forest.  It’s a great parking location for several different hiking routes up Mount Cardigan, in addition to other flatter… Read more »

  • MtKearsarge-5

    Mount Kearsarge South

    Mount Kearsarge South is located in Winslow State Park and Rollins State Park in New Hampshire.  I met Gale on the Winslow State Park side since it has a slightly longer trail to the top. We took the red blazed Winslow Trail to the summit, climbing 1100′ in 1.1 miles.  It was very rooty and… Read more »

  • Long Trail - Sherburne Pass to Brandon Gap

    Long Trail – Sherburne Pass to Brandon Gap

    I hiked the first 105 miles of the 272 mile Long Trail in 2013, as it coincided with the Appalachian Trail.  With that much of the trail done, I decided I should finish it at some point and will start doing section hikes when I can.  The first section picked up right where I left… Read more »

  • Batsto Lake

    Batona Trail Thru Hike

    The Batona Trail stands for BAck TO NAture.  It’s a 52.7 mile trail in the Pinelands National Reserve, America’s first National Reserve, surprisingly in New Jersey.  It goes through Bass River State Forest, Wharton State Forest, Franklin Parker Preserve, and Brendan T. Byrne State Forest.  Camping is only allowed at designated sites (for a small fee),… Read more »

  • PCT Canadian Border

    Our 2015 PCT Class Video is Amazing!

    Over the past 10+ years, there has been a tradition of creating a class video for each year of PCT hikers.  For 2015, over 200 people sent in over 13,000 pictures and videos and Ratatouille spent over 100 hours putting this all together.  Many thanks to Ratatouille for doing such an amazing job!  It was great… Read more »

  • Rancocas State Park

    Banff Mountain Film Festival

    It’s Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour time!  But first, Kelly and I stopped at Rancocas State Park for a little hike on the way there.  It’s finally getting far enough into spring that the trees are starting to leaf out in New Jersey and it was a prettier hike than others I’ve gone on… Read more »

  • Round Valley Reservoir

    Round Valley Reservoir

    After rigging the canoe on top of Kelly‘s new car with pool noodles and driving over to Spruce Run Recreation Area, we discovered it was too windy to canoe.  No one else was on the water, and a ranger said it was likely we’d get out from shore and not be able to get back.  So… Read more »