Know Your Limits (or, my attempt at summiting the East Peak of Mount Osceola)

It was the perfect weather for hiking. It had rained for a few days prior, but it was going to hold out for most of the day according to the forecast. I drove the 3 hours north at 6am that morning, and arrived at the parking area for the Greely Pond Trail (which is the […]

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Mountain Weather Forecasts for Mountains around the World

I discovered this site yesterday, and had to write a quick post on it to share it. I am planning a hike into the Osceolas this weekend in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampster. With the weather looking great a few days ago, and today showing rain and possible thunderstorms, the latter would […]

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New England Peak Bagging List – Excel Workbook

What is a peak bagging? From the interwebs tome of knowledge called Wikipedia: Peak bagging (also hill bagging, mountain bagging, Munro bagging,[1] or just bagging) is an activity in which hillwalkers and mountaineers attempt to reach the summit of some collection of peaks, usually those above some height in a particular region, or having a […]

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Wells State Park

As I mentioned in my recent post on Opacum Woods, I had the pleasure of a 3-day weekend camping trip with my son. I was looking somewhat locally to find a new place to camp. The last place we went on our annual father-son camping trip was a place with lots of amenities for kids […]

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Opacum Woods

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of camping with my son at Wells State Park in Sturbridge, MA for our annual boys camping weekend. I also introduced him to the great outdoors game of Geocaching. That led us on Sunday to visit Opacum Woods, just a couple of miles away from the park, owned […]

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