Category Archives: Hikes

CRT2019: Enchanted Rock

Another cool place Lori and I used to hike in Texas. Enchanted Rock is a giant pink granite dome that rises over 400 feet above the area, and you can hike to the top or on a long loop trail that goes around it. There are all kinds of amazing formations along the loop trail, where weather has eroded away some of the granite. Definitely a cool hike.

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CRT2019: Lost Maples State Natural Area

Lori and I used to hike and camp in this park a lot when we lived in Texas - this was probably my favorite spot to hike in the area. A lot of the wildflowers were out, including the one you see below, which is called an "Indian Blanket" flower. The big rock you see is called "Monkey Rock", and looks like a monkey's head. We also saw this cool little orange millipede, and some strange sort of cactus.

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Arethusa Falls

On the same day as Black Cap, we also hiked in to see Arethusa Falls in Crawford Notch. Supposedly they are the tallest falls in New Hampshire, and they were flowing pretty well that day. I've been there several times in the past, and sometimes they are just a trickle.

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Black Cap – 2016

Hiked Black Cap with a group from work - and Carter decided to tag along this time. She's been up here many times before, but it's been a few years since the last time - so it felt good to get her up there again.

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Mount Monadnock – 2016

We always start the season with Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH. We had a pretty good turnout this year! This actually happened a while ago, but I forgot to post the photo.

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Winter Hike – Mt. Major

Keith and I took a winter hike at Mt. Major yesterday, out near Lake Winnipesaukee. The trail was packed in well - we didn't even need snowshoes. The summit was clear and there was almost no wind. All in all, a great day!

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Sandwich Dome

Hiked Sandwich Dome on Saturday with a group of friends from work. It was unseasonably warm for late September - it climbed above 80 at times! We saw surprisingly few people on the trail. We were still a week or two out from peak foliage, but it was a nice trip regardless.

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Wildcat / Carter Range – Extra Pics

Found these two panoramas on my camera this morning. They're both from the summit of Mt. Hight.

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Wildcat / Carter Range Hut Hike

Last weekend I was on an overnight hike to the Carter Notch Hut with a bunch of friends from work. We hiked in over the Wildcat range, and on day two we hiked out over the southern half of the Carter-Moriah ridge. All in all, it was almost 16 miles and 10 peaks (11 if you count the Imp). Five of those peaks are on the NH 4000-footer list - although I've already climbed one of them. But it was still four new ones for me, which brings me to the 50% completion point on the list. I haven't been actively pursuing the list, but it's starting to acquire some momentum on it's own now!

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Galehead Hut Hike

Recently returned from an overnight hike to Galehead Hut. The route was North Twin, South Twin, and Galehead Hut on day 1 - then back to South Twin, My. Guyot, Zealand, the Zealand Falls Hut, and out on day 2. It rained on us the whole time, and every summit was socked in with no views. But I would still classify it as a good time! The hut was great - good food and good company. We got a chance to talk to some AT through-hikers too - some northbound, and even a southbound group. Below is a panorama of the view from North Twin - as you can see, not the best of viewing conditions!

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