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The West Chimney: Eaglet Spire - Multi Pitch Rock Climb

On the Eaglet Spire summit The West Chimney (5.7) Trad, 3 Pitches, 200 feet Eaglet Spire Greenleaf & Climbers Trails Franconia Notch, NH Cool temps are perfect for a hike and a climb in Franconia Notch! Sean and I met up with his son Tom and a few other Boy Scout troop members at the Lafayette Campground parking lot. We hiked up to Lonesome Lake to lunch and enjoy the views. After about an hour, Tom and the scouts went on their way to the Cannon summit. They had a long day ahead with plans to continue onto the Cannon summit, the Cannonballs, an overnight stay at the Kinsman Pond shelter, and then a second day bagging the north and south Kinsman peaks.  Sean and I headed up to Exit 34B and parked on the side of the off-ramp at the Greenleaf Trailhead. We hiked up the Greenleaf Trail and took the "climbers trail" to the Eaglet Spire. Sean had climbed the Eaglet Spire 16 years ago and had been wanting to get back to climbing it again, so I was really looking f

Brown Hill - Night Hike

Brown Hill (1,312 ft) Trails: North Meadow, Glacial Boulder, Brown Hill, Summit Duration: 2 hours Difficulty: Easy AMC-Boston Instructional Night Hike For Beginners Ever wonder about being out too late on a hike and getting over taken by the darkness? Why yes, I actually have. So I signed up for the AMC Instructional Night Hike For Beginners through the AMC Boston Chapter . This was a two hour hike on non-technical trails in darkness. Bill Moss is a naturalist on staff at the Mass Audubon Sanctuary and lead us through the maze of some of the available 12 miles of trails at the beautiful Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary in Princeton, Mass.  Also, co-leading our group was Robert Freed and Pam Wilnot. Robert and Pam took turns sweeping and Pam's very large backpack consisted of rescue equipment including a stove and fuel! The group was limited to 20 and online sign ups were easy at the AMC Boston Chapter website. We met in the class room to sign in and pay our

Full Moon Snowshoe Walk

Full Moon Snowshoe Walk AMC Naturalist - Joe Dodge Lodge, Nicky Pizzo. Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center Route 16, Gorham, NH Location: 44.2885, -71.2258 I originally signed up for this for the month of February but at the last minute, changed my mind and signed up for the walk scheduled for yesterday. I'm glad I did, I really enjoyed the walk and found the games included to be very informative. The group is limited to a maximum of  10 snowshoe's. And we were to meet up at the Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center in Pinkham Notch by 7pm. I got there a bit early and got my credit card receipt and then went downstairs to the first floor where there were benches adjacent to the ski/board/snowshoe rental counter.  Everyone else was putting their snowshoes on and I, besides the Naturalist, were the only ones with backpacks. Even on a short hike I have to make sure I have water! We all gathered in a circle just outside the lodge doors. Nicky started off first introducing