Hiking: 4K and more

Included here are my 4,000-footer posts as well as posts about other New England hikes. Many of my travel posts also discuss hiking adventures.

4,000-footer posts

Mountain Day on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington

Caps and castles on Mount Jefferson

Waterfall wonderland on the Ammo Trail to Mount Monroe

Brutal Beauty on Beaver Brook, Mount Moosilauke (NH)

The agony and ecstasy of climbing four-thousand footers: Mounts Willey, Field and Tom

On my own on the Osceolas with Captain Samuel Willard

Spooky solitude: The lonely trail to Owl’s Head

Moriah, my Moriah: Why did I wait so long to climb thee?

Bushwhacking on Mount Tecumseh

Gray jays, great day: A fall hike on Mount Waumbek

Presidential aspirations: You can’t always get what you want (Mount Madison)

More New England hiking

Round up: Five great family hikes in Maine

One hike, many discoveries: A plane crash, a fire tower and stone-age couches (Belknap Range, including Gunstock, Belknap and Piper Mountains)

Exploring Caves and Climbing Ladders in the New Hampshire Lakes Region (Percival-Morgan Loop)

Wandering in the wilderness of Mount Paugus (Sandwich Range)

Intersecting slopes on Mount Chocorua, New Hampshire

Rediscovering the beautiful silence on the Coppermine Trail (near Franconia, NH)

Hiking the Baldface Circle Trail, plus twenty (in Evans Notch/Route 113, Maine/NH border)

In the Wild River Valley, a November blizzard, deep snow, and a man who perseveres to save his cat (Basin Trail, Evans Notch, NH/Maine border)

Rock scrambling on the Welch-Dickey Loop Trail (Waterville Vally area)

Travels on the White Rose Road to Orris Falls (South Berwick, Maine)

Three hills for Mother’s Day (Third Hill of Mount Agamenticus, York, Maine)

Time traveling, sea to summit, in the woods of York, Maine (from Highland Farm to the summit of Mount Agamenticus)

A trail ride for Father’s Day: Biking on the Eastern Trail, Saco to Scarborough

Looking for the lost village of Punkintown (on conservation land in Eliot, Maine)


Useful hiking forums and blogs

Views from the Top is a moderated forum in which hikers post information and short reports about trail conditions, hiking-related events, and other related information. 

1 Happy Hiker is a mystery man who keeps a low profile online, but his site is packed with information about hikes and adventures in New England and beyond.

Travels with the Blond Coyote, written by writer/photographer Mary Caperton Morton, includes descriptions of many hikes around the U.S., with a special focus on the Southwest.  Mary spends about nine months of the year time travelling around the U.S. and Canada, driving a Subaru and living in her tiny Tear Drop trailer.


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