Mount Waumbek

Trail Info: Total Distance: 7.2 milesTotal Elevation: 4,006 ft.Time: 4.75 hoursElevation Gain: 2,708Difficulty: ModerateTrails: Starr King TrailParking: In Jefferson on RT2, on Starr King Road, across the street from the Waumbek Golf Course, located about .4 miles east of Jefferson, between NH Routes 116 and Route 115. Follow the road, staying to the left on the …

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was a total bucket list hike for us, and let me tell you it far exceeded our expectations! The trail and all its beauty is absolutely amazing and there is so much more to the hike then just getting to Machu Picchu. You’ll hike through caves and jungles, see …

It’s official…We are hiking Mt. Whitney!

We are headed out to San Diego for our friend’s wedding over Labor Day weekend, so a group of us decided to extend the trip and add the adventure of hiking Mt. Whitney to the itinerary. Permits are required year-round to hike Mt. Whitney to prevent overuse of the trail. The Forest Service issues a …

Machu Picchu Trip – Extra Planning Info

Your destination is Machu Picchu, a believed center of the once massive Incan Empire. You will travel there via the Inca trail, which is considered by many to be one of the best hikes in the world. You will experience something truly unique as you get to hike 4 days through the Peruvian Andes and …

What to Pack for Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The weather while you are hiking the Inca Trail can be wildly unpredictable. The best way to prepare for your trek is to make sure you have appropriate clothing and gear. In our experience the best way to dress is in layers, as it can be very chilly in the morning and evenings, while during …

Everything You Need to Know Before Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

So you are interested in visiting Machu Picchu, what a truly unique experience to be able to journey along a 500+ year old trail and stumble upon Incan ruins carved into the side of the mountains. This trip was a big bucket list hike for us, and all I can say, is wow, it was …

Flags on the 48

Each year, on the weekend closest to September 11th, the NH hiking community continues an act of remembrance and patriotism in response to the horrific terrorist attacks that took place in the United States on September 11, 2001, with a tribute of flying the American flag atop all 48 four-thousand foot and higher mountains in …