Wildcat-Carter Traverse
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Peak bagging (noun): the act of summitting as many mountains as possible. Peak bagging in the Appalachians looks nothing like it does in the Rockies – especially when it comes to single-day peak bagging. In the Rockies, opportunities for multi-peak … Read More

Mount Jackson (White Mountains, NH)
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Located at the southern end of New Hampshire’s Presidential Range, Mount Jackson’s treeless granite knob offers a stunning look at iconic Mount Washington. With a roundtrip distance of just five miles, it’s also one of the shorter hikes you’ll find … Read More

The Belknap 12
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Ahhh, springtime in New England. The sun is shining, the crocuses popping, and the songbirds chirping. A sense of rebirth has thawed the icy grip of Old Man Winter as the natural world springs to life. Sounds about right for … Read More

Solar Eclipse 2024: Chasing Totality
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Back in 2016, Stephan and I spent two months traveling around eastern Australia during a year-long backpacking trip. During that time, we spent a week in the Blue Mountains with one of many gracious Airbnb hosts we met along the … Read More

Franconia Ridge: Mounts Lincoln & Lafayette
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After nineteen years away from our home state, four years away from the East Coast entirely, and a pandemic that largely prevented us from seeing family and properly celebrating milestone moments for a couple of years, we decided to spend … Read More

Shoulder season hikes in the Canadian Rockies
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Spring in the Rockies. Temperatures are warming, the sun is shining, ephemerals are blooming, and bear cubs are emerging with their moms from a long winter snooze. Everything around you screams, ‘get out and go for a hike!’ That is, … Read More

A Guide to Winter Photography in Banff National Park
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It’s hard to pick a favorite season here in the Canadian Rockies. In spring, the skies get bluer, the days longer and ephemerals like orchids and glacier lilies make their fleeting appearance. In summer, everything’s lush, colorful wildflowers blanket the … Read More

Wild Ice: Perfection at Peyto Lake
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What’s more fleeting than larch season? Wild ice season. This magical, early-winter window typically lasts just days and requires the perfect combination of conditions: a few days of very cold temperatures, little wind, and no snow. A bitter cold snap … Read More

United States Hikes
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Choose your adventure… Whether you’re looking for a short outing or full-day on the trail, we’re here to help you find it. The list of trails covers just about everything we’ve hiked during our travels – roughly 150 trails from … Read More

Canada Hikes & Scrambles
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Start exploring… Over our years of travel, we have hiked extensively across six continents and New Zealand. However, the Canadian Rockies remains one of our favorite places. We’ve spent about twelve months in total hiking here, and explored trails across … Read More

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