Category Archives: Journal Entries of Most Recent Hikes

Here you will find Bob Manley and Gordon Dubois’s journal of all their adventures hiking in New England and sometimes beyond.

Down to Nothing

This harrowing expedition pushed a group of mountaineers to their mental and physical brink; carving them Down To Nothing. A six-person team from The North Face and National Geographic attempted to summit an obscure peak in Myanmar (Hkakabo Razi) to … Continue reading

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Winter is Still With Us

By Gordon DuBois As I sit at my kitchen table in New Hampton writing this article I’m looking out the window watching snow fall as it blankets the ground. For the past few weeks we have been experiencing spring conditions, … Continue reading

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Summiting Katahdin, February 23, 2016

A Journal of our Hike to and up Katahdin by Bob Manley (to view a gallery of all the images from our trip click here) On February 23, 2016, myself and seven hiking partners summited the highest peak in Maine, … Continue reading

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INTRODUCTION TO LONG DISTANCE HIKING

On Saturday, May 24, 2014 and Sunday May 25th, from 9:00-4:00, the Laconia Public Library, Main Street, Laconia, NH, will be hosting a workshop Long Distance Hiking: Developing a Personalized Plan to Hike the Appalachian Trail. Laconia lies in the … Continue reading

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Thirteen years of hiking the Mountains of New England with Gordon, Noah, and friends, a slide show.

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Destination, Baxter State Park Maine, March 10-15, 2013

Nearing the end of the winter hiking season we headed to Maine, with plans to climb four mountains located on the eastern side of Baxter State Park, a remote wilderness park in northern Maine. We were accompanied by two other … Continue reading

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Hiking the High summits of the Stratton Maine Area

Winter Hiking in Stratton Maine with Gordon Dubois, Bill Magyar, and Bob Manley Continue reading

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The faces of the Appalachian Trail

The people of the Appalachian Trail from North Carolina to Springer Mt. GA Continue reading

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Mount Carrigain – January 30, 2011

At an elevation of 4700′, with over 3800′ of gain and a 14-mile trek – due in part to an unplowed access road – Mt. Carrigain often stands unclimbed by many winter hikers.  But the hike, which offers unparalleled views … Continue reading

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“Because Its There”, George Mallory

I have just finished reading two seminal books on mountaineering that have provided me with much food for thought and reflection: Dead Lucky by Lincoln Hall and Last Climb by David Breashears and Audrey Salkelo. Both books are written about … Continue reading

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