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his is my hiking / peakbagging page. And what, might you ask is "Peakbagging" and how does it differ from "hiking". The short answer is that it simply means climbing a peak or a mountain. But it is most often used by hikers and climbers who endevour to climb certain lists of peaks, such as all those above a certain elevation in some region. If you follow some of the accounts below you'll get the idea. And of course "hiking" is just hiking. But seriously, I included that in the title since quite often I hike to some place interesting and which deserves a place on this web page which doesn't happen to be a peak.

And here's something a little different. There's an area way up north in Labrador that I've fallen in love with. Unfortunately, the way my life is going at the moment gives me little time to consider going to such a wild and wonderful place. Let's just say I've put it on the back burner. It's called the Torngat Mountains and I've put together a web site with as much infomation about this area as I can gather. Have a loook at this and perhaps you'll fall in love with the place too!

The Torngat Mountains of Labrador
Information and reference web site
Photo gallery
for the Torngats

And here are the lists. Peak baggers usually love peak lists. What are peak lists? Lists of peaks that share some characteristic, such as all the peaks with over 4000' of elevation in a certain area. I finished these lists on October 9th, 2005 and we drank some champaign in the rain on the last peak (Carrigan — see below) These lists are in reality just a different way to index my hiking and climbing. Check these links to see the lists:

The White Mountains Four Thousand Footers (The 48)

The New England Four Thousand Footers (The 67 - which includes the above)

The New England Hundred Highest Peaks (which includes the above)

The New England Fifty Finest Peaks

The List of Lists

Now here is the table of my hikes. Each hike might containg one of more of the peaks on he lists linkked above, This give a more practical way of looking at my hiking. Enjoy!


Reports of my 2007 Peakbagging treks: Photo Albums:
Site Seeing, Hiking and Benchmark Hunting
in Vermont and New Hampshire
October 17 - 22, 2007
Photo album
for this trek
Opal Creek Oregon:
Hiking through an Old-growth Wilderness
August 19, 2007
Photo album
for this trek
Reports of my 2006 Peakbagging treks: Photo Albums:
Skytop Climb at Mohonk Preserve, New Palz, NY
November 18, 2006
Photo album
for this trek
The Eagle Creek Trail
in the Columbia Gorge, Oregon
October 28, 2006
Photo album
for this trek
Columbus weekend in the Great North Woods
near the Canadian Border
October 5-8, 2006
Photo albums
for these treks
More Boundary Peaks, Benchmarks and Stragglers
August 23-27, 2006
Photo albums
for these treks
Boundary, Benchmarks and Bugs
July 11-15, 2006
Photo albums
for these treks
Reports of my 2005 Peakbagging treks: Photo Albums:
Mount Carrigain
The Last on the Lists
October 9, 2005
Photo albums
for these treks
Peakbagging in Maine
July 11-14 and August 6-7, 30 2005
Photo albums
for these treks
Peakbagging in Vermont
9 peaks in a week
August 15-19, 2005
Photo albums
for these treks
A Long New Hampshire Weekend
Cannon Mountain and two tough bushwhacks
July 15-17, 2005
Photo albums
for these treks
Old Blue and Bemis
(An AT section hike in Maine)
July 12, 2005
Photo albums
for this trip
New Hampshire Blitz
11 Peaks in a week
July 5-10, 2005
Photo albums
for these treks
A Weekend in the Catskills
May 20-22, 2005
Photo albums
for this trip
Four Fine Peaks (and a Waterfall) in Maine
May 8-11, 2005
Photo albums
for this trip
Reports of my 2004 Peakbagging treks: Photo Albums:
Mount Osceola and East Osceola
November 27, 2004
Photo albums
for this trip
Four snowy climbs of peaks in
The Maine/Canada Boundary Range
November 13 & 14, 2004
Photo albums
for this trip
Hiking the 100 Mile Wilderness, Summiting Katahdin and
Peakbagging in Baxter State Park
August 30 - September 14, 2004
Photo albums
for this trip
Pemigewasset Wilderness Trek:
Peak Bagging in the White Mountains
August 3 - 6, 2004
Photo album
for this trek
Western Maine Peaks:
A week of peak bagging from the Hundred Highest and Fifty Finest lists
July 12 - 16, 2004
Photo albums
for these treks
The Killkenny Ridge Trail:
Two days backpacking in a beautiful and
uncrowded part of northern New Hampshire
July 6 & 7, 2004
Photo album
for this trek
A Northwest Adventure:
Mount Adams, Mount Hood and Portland Natural Areas
June 14 - 21, 2004
Photo album
for these treks
A Vermont Six-pack:
Five Peaks and a Marathon
May 30 - June 4, 2004
Photo album
for these treks
Reports of my 2003 Peakbagging treks: Photo Albums:
Columbus Weekend hikes:
Seven of the New England Fifty Finest peaks
October 10-13, 2003
Photo album
for these treks
New York City 5 Borough High Points Trek
October 6, 2003
Photo album
for this trek
Climb of Mount Saint Helens, Washington
August 26, 2003
Photo album
for this climb
White Mountains Trek
July 20 - July 26 2003
Going Hut to Hut from Franconia Notch to Appalachia, New Hampshire
Photo albums
for this hike
Old Blue and Elephant Mountain, Maine
July 8, 2003
Photo album
for this hike
Vermont Day Hikes
June 10, 11, 25 & 26 2003
Dorset, Mendon & Pico Peaks, Equinox and the Coolidge Range
Photo albums
for these hikes

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