All in One: The White Mountain Direttissima
In a pioneering run of New Hampshire’s tallest peaks, Andrew Drummond set a fastest time and a standard for style. By Ian Ferguson Cover photo by Joe Klementovich The light of Andrew Drummond’s headlamp bounced off the bearded trees and jumbled boulders of Kilkenny Ridge Trail, an endless maze... Read more
A Park in the Rough
The beauty of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is that it hasn’t been developed yet. By Ryan Wichelns Photos by Lauren Danilek It was well after dark as my Jeep bumped restlessly down the logging roads of the Maine backwoods. Out ahead of me, my high beams... Read more
Mountainside Lodging
A proposed hotel on Mt. Washington is stirring backlash from the hiking community By Ian Ferguson Photo by David Govatski Wayne Presby and Joel Bedor, owners of the Cog Railway, want to build a 35-room hotel on the shoulder of Mt. Washington. The proposed site is at 5,600 feet,... Read more
The wild people you meet on the Long Trail
Musings from a section of Vermont’s classic thru-hike By Jeremy Gansler Photo by Jamel Torres It was a three-hour drive to the trailhead. My dad drove us west, blazing through the gentle topography of western Massachusetts until we reached the Pine Cobble trailhead. We snapped a picture and began... Read more