The morning view from our tent in Green Mountain National Forest.

A Couple’s First Backpacking Trip

After work on the first Friday in June, my fiancée Tori and I put on our backpacks in Lincoln Gap hiked north toward Mount Abraham and, about 10 miles beyond, the Appalachian Gap. We planned to hike to Battell Shelter, less than 2 miles up the Long Trail, and set up camp for the night, …

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On the icy summit of Camel's Hump, January 20, 2018

First Winter Summit: Camel’s Hump

  This January I hiked to the summit of Camel's Hump in the snow with my fiancee Tori. We'd hiked the mountain together before, but it was a first winter summit for both of us. We dressed warm, in 3+ layers each on top. Long underwear and snow pants with wool socks on the bottom, …

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