Lonesome Lake Hut: A Gateway into the White Mountains

Written by Morgan Nankivell

The White Mountains of NH are incredible beautiful, vast & rugged. They are home to some of the highest & most challenging peaks found in the Northeast. Hikers make their way up along the AT enter into this wilderness often with the Lonesome Lake Hut being the first place to greet them.

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Are We Loving the Outdoors to Death?

photo by Neil Skilton

That psyche at the end of a sunny day can largely define a mountain town. The streets buzz with energy as people grin like fools, boast of triumphs and recount near misses and spills. The feeling is addictive: people rush to the outdoors in search of adventure to get their fix. Whether it’s on the rock, up in the air, on a boat, or just in a good pair of hikers, there is an underlying motive: to get out and commune with nature.

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Backpacking the White Mountains: Taking on the Pemi Loop

Written by Morgan Nankivell

This is what I was here for, this indescribable euphoric feeling of peace. The feeling that we had accomplished something significant. We were almost home, and I planned to ride this buzz the remaining 10 miles of the Pemi Loop back to the car. I hoped it would keep my aching feet marching and my spirits high. There had been many moments throughout the Pemi Loop that had me wondering why I was out here – some of the trails proved to be a form of self-inflicted torture of backpacking – but these moments like this one – this was the reason.

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Exploring the Shawangunks: Hiking Bonticou Crag

Hiking Bonticou Crag

Written by Michele De Vincentis

Mohonk Preserve is New York’s largest visitor and member-supported nature preserve that’s home to 165,000 annual visitors and 8,000 acres of forests, cliffs, fields, ponds, and streams. It is located on the Shawankgunk Ridge, a section of the Appalachian Mountains that’s just 90 miles north of New York City.

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Hiking Natural Bridge in Red River Gorge

Under side of Natural Bridge right - Horizontal Red River Gorge in the Boone National Forest of Kentucky is a treasure trove of natural wonders. Being a big hot spot for the rock climbing community, some don’t realize it also has endless miles of incredible hiking! For those who are vertically wary or just looking for an awesome rest day activity while climbing here, hiking Natural Bridge State Park is a must while in Red River Gorge!

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Climbing with Long Hair – 5 ways to deal

Climbing with Long hair
Matt Farrell took this photo of Jenifer Lavelle as she was bouldering “Crackhouse” an 85 ft V8/5.13 problem in Moab, UT

There are accomplishments and feats that set women apart from men, and aside from our good bits, a good indicator is the length of our hair. Guys, consider yourselves lucky—unless you choose to spend a couple years living out of your van, you probably don’t have long, luscious hair.

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