berlin fish hatchery

Backpacking to Unknown Pond

The town of Berlin, pronounced “BURR-ln”, with the accent on the first syllable, has the feeling of a modern frontier town, where logging trucks, 4×4 pickups, and ATVs outnumber... [...
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flat mountain pond bushwhack

Backpacking to Flat Mountain Pond

“I can’t imagine any fisherman hiking five miles to fish here,” said the fisherman I met at Flat Mountain Pond in the Sandwich Wilderness. Ironically, he and his buddies were the... ...
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greeley ponds fishing

Backpacking the Upper and Lower Greeley Ponds

Upper and Lower Greeley Pond are two backcountry ponds in Mad River Notch, a mountain pass that links the Sandwich Range to the Pemigewasset Wilderness. Bounded on one side by Mount Kancamagus and... ...
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alpine tarn

Hike to Mt Ingalls and Ray’s Pond

Mt Ingalls (2242′) is a gem of a peak in the southern Mahoosuc Range (in New Hampshire’s White Mountains) with extraordinary views of the Northern Presidentials. I climbed it in late May.....
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bushwhack in white mountains

Bushwhacking North and South Huntington

Mount Huntington (North) and its three subpeaks, South, West, and East have a notorious reputation in New Hampshire’s off-trail hiking community (North and South are on the NH100 highest list).....
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greeley ponds

Two Mountain Passes and a Tecumseh

The White Mountain landscape is defined by its mountain passes (called Notches), perhaps even more than its peaks. Crawford Notch, Pinkham Notch, and Franconia Notch are just a few of the great... [[...
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Appalachian Mountain Club

Looking For An Adventure of a Lifetime? Here It Is

By Michael Lanza Around 9 a.m., some five-and-a-half hours into a 20-mile, nine-summit dayhike over some of the most rugged trails in America, my friend Mark Fenton and I strode up onto what may be th
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