Rock Climbing: College Rock, Hopkinton, MA

I got an irresistible invitation from a friend this month. My friend Tina called and asked if I wanted to go outdoor rock climbing with some of her climbing friends. She said they had an extra harness and all the gear I

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Mount Washington: The Coldest Peak On The Coldest Week

According to the Mt. Washington Weather Archive, during the recent weeklong freeze, January 17th was going to be the best day to make a summit attempt. The daytime air temps were above freezing and the wind wasn’t expected to be too much to handle. As it turned out, in the 24-hour period of the 17th, the avg wind speed was 94 mph with a maximum gust of 145 mph. Glide’s resident outdoor enthusiast took that forecast as a personal invite to climb the world’s windiest spot.

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Winter Hiking

When the first snow hits the ground many people put away the hiking gear for a number of reasons

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Summer Ends on The Saco

To bookend the summer, we usually take two camping trips, one around Memorial Day for a weekend on Cape Cod, the other near Labor Day where we canoe down the Saco River up in Maine. This year, due to everyone

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Freefall At 11,000 Feet

There are all sorts of ways to get the adrenaline pumping – rafting, climbing, downhill single track, but there

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Cooking in the Woods

Over the course of my Boy Scout experiences and subsequent wilderness trips, I have found that campfire cooking can really be quite exceptional. Following are a few great ideas, and some tips for cooking on a camping trip that are simple and very satisfying.

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Mount Monadnock

Mount Monadnock is the most frequently climbed mountain in the world. That distinction previously belonged to mount Fuji in Japan, but since Mt. Fuji built an auto road it’s no longer able to claim most frequently climbed.

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Mount Chocorua

This overnight was really pretty cool. We hiked up Mount Chocorua on Saturday and camped out in the Jim Liberty cabin just below the summit. It was crazy cold and really windy up there… EVEN INSIDE THE CABIN!!!! We got up on Sunday, tried to make the summit, but had to turn back unsuccessfully! It was too dangerous.

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