Category Archives: NEM news

Preserving Our White Mountains

Honoring The Space: The White Mountains

The White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) covers 800,000 acres in New Hampshire and Maine and provides year-round recreation for approximately 6 million visitors annually. With 1,200 miles of hiking trails, 400 miles of snowmobile trails, 23 campgrounds, 4 alpine ski areas and 6 ski touring areas there is plenty to do.

With all of this fun comes the challenge of maintaining the natural beauty that draws so many to experience the WMNF. So, who takes care of these places that we all enjoy? In addition to the National Forest Service there are many other groups and volunteers that continually help to maintain the trails. The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is comprised of more than 100,000 members, with 16,000 volunteers and over 450 full time and seasonal staff. Continue reading

Rappelling Down Waterfalls in Crawford Notch

WCSH 207 Local

Many of us have spent time in the White Mountains sitting by a waterfall and enjoying the view. But for some thrill-seeking visitors to Ripley Falls in Crawford Notch State Park, simply sitting idly by and watching the water go by isn’t enough.

They wanna walk down those waterfalls. And Northeast Mountaineering is helping.

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Everest Basecamp Trek and Island Peak

To Everest Basecamp and Island Peak via the Khumbu Valley

The team flew from Boston yesterday on their way to Nepal. The team of 5 has its sights set on Everest Basecamp and Island Peak after spending a few days visiting the sites around Kathmandu. Their trek is scheduled to start on April 24 from Lukla after the short flight landing at Tensing-Norgay Airstrip.

Follow along on the blog, instagram and Facebook to track progress as we receive them back home. Continue reading