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Great Routes in the White Mountains: Ammonoosuc Ravine to Mount Washington and down the Jewell Trail

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Great Routes in the White Mountains: Ammonoosuc Ravine to Mount Washington and down the Jewell Trail

The hiking season is in full swing, but it was only the weekend of June 16, just days before the summer solstice, that I got out on the trails for the first time! Horrors! Fortunately I was invited on a work trip to help guide a fantastic group of hikers to Lakes of the Clouds Hut on Mount Washington in the beautiful White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, so off I went!

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The Story Behind the Painting: Crawford Path on Mount Washington

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The Story Behind the Painting: Crawford Path on Mount Washington

At first the day seems chilly. Clouds envelope the hut where I stayed the night before all through the early morning as I carefully repack my pack for the day’s hike. At breakfast the fog begins to lift under the force of shifting winds and a few cups of coffee. Views of the valley appear and vanish, to small gasps of other guests as they catch a flash of green and blue behind the white veil. Eventually the clouds drop below us, revealing the blue dome above. A frenzy of activity ensues as we hikers rush to get out on...

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