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Exploring the Willey Range

Exploring the Willey Range: A Bushwhacking Adventure

Curiosity and ideas draw me out of complacency. As a result, I enjoy venturing deep into the backcountry. I’ve found that the further I travel off trail, the faster I enter a state of flow and the deeper my respect for nature and wilderness grows.

This Autumn, curiosity lured me to an area of steep beauty: the Willey Range. I wanted to locate a series of landslides and cliffs in a remote pocket of the White Mountains and to climb the cliffs to the trail along the ridge. On a sunny Saturday, I drove to Crawford Notch and began my hike. Once I reached the proper location and elevation, I headed south along a contour toward my beautiful cliffs. Continue reading

Explore Your Mountain Through Trail Adoption


The network of historic, scenic hiking trails in New Hampshire’s White Mountains is vast – with more than 1,200 miles of rocky paths leading to granite-topped summits, pristine ponds, and remote wilderness areas.

Some routes, such as Davis Path and Crawford Path, are among the oldest hiking trails in the United States. Others, like the rugged landslides of Tripyramid Trail and Flume Slide Trail, are products of nature – marked with the purpose of indicating clear, albeit painfully steep, paths of ascent.

Scaur Ridge Trail and Mount Tripyramid

Scaur Ridge Trail and Mount Tripyramid

Due to the number of footpaths in the White Mountains, organizations such as the Appalachian Mountain Club and the US Forest Service depend on work from volunteers to help clear and maintain many of their trails. They are always looking for help! Continue reading