Multipitch Climbing in Smugglers’ Notch

On September 2, Albert Benson and I climbed for the first time in Smugglers' Notch. We started on The Diagonal, a two-pitch climb, then did three of the four pitches on the classic Quartz Crack. We’ve both been climbing for eight months — much of that together — and practicing all of the skills we …

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Day Hike: Appalachian Gap to Lincoln Gap

This was our second attempt of the summer making the gap-to-gap hike along the Long Trail. We made the hike in about 7 hours, stopping for lunch on the stoop of a ski patrol lodge at Mount Ellen. Our first attempt was an overnight, but we retreated in the morning because we weren’t up for …

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