winterhiking.org is now going on its tenth year. Gordon and I, its authors, are continuing to define its place in the voluminous and information saturated world of the Internet. Since neither Gordon nor I pursue this passion on a full time basis, the process is gradual. Furthermore, given the seasonal nature of this subject, this site is likely to evolve further during the winter. We hope you will bear with us in our growth, and continue to check back often for new developments, tales of our adventures, photography, and new insights into the sport of winter hiking.
We seek to demystify winter hiking for those who have not had the opportunity to experience its pleasures, or have only just begun. And to inspire others, as we have been inspired to venture into the winter wonderland where so few others have dared to travel.
In addition to continuing to post detailed descriptions of our adventures, we will be taking a close look at winter hiking gear. While modern gear has come a long way over the past 20 years in making winter hikers comfortable and safe - even in the most extreme conditions, the sheer volume of choices could prove to confuse even the most experienced hiker. We hope to shed some light on that confusion. Visit our "gear" link above for a comprehensive overview of all the gear necessary to hike and camp in harshest winter environments.
In addition to our effort to develop this web site, Gordon and I continue to be available to speak about winter hiking, our recent completion of the 4000 ft White Mountain Summits, the history of winter hiking in the White Mountains, and the important role women play in that history. Our presentation has been well received by The BALSAMS Grand Resort Hotel, AMC New Hampshire Chapter, the New Hampton Historical Society, the Sanbornton Historical Society, the Thompson-Ames Historical Society of Gilford New Hampshire, the Mount Washington Resort and a Boy Scout Troop in Exeter.
Thank you for visiting, and come back soon. Gordon and I hope to see you on the trail this winter as we pursue our goal to hike the New England one hundred highest summits in winter.We were a feature story in the 2011 January/February issue of AT Journals The Magazine of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Also, Life.Get in it, an on-line magazine, featured Gordon in a story about the joys of winter hiking: "Winter hiking represents a unique and exhilarating opportunity to enjoy a true wilderness experience, after all, everyone else is inside in front of the fire! It comes with its own special set of demands, however - a guide to getting started...." Click here to view a pdf of the entire article.
Click here to learn more about our recent completion of the 4000 foot White Mountain Summits.
Also, since starting this site, I am now the proud owner of Hermit Woods Winery in Sanbornton, NH. www.hermitwoods.com
Visit our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/WinterHiking
updated on 01/30/2013
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