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AMC Volunteer weekend – July 28-30, 2017

Posted on August 1st, 2017
by pdittman in Hikes

This was our first 2017 as AMC information volunteers in one of the high huts – and we could not have been more fortunate with the weather. But more on that shortly…

As with any other hike, we started the weather watch about a week beforehand. Some rain, no rain, the report kept changing. Then, Jeanne reminded me    Read More →

Crocker Mountain

Posted on July 30th, 2017
by pdittman in Hikes

#64 of the NE 67

We couldn’t just leave Crocker sitting out there…    We’d attempted the 10 peaks surrounding Sugarloaf mountain, a few weeks earlier, but had missed Crocker Mountain, leaving it just out there…  With a bit of spontaneity, we decided to spend    Read More →

Abraham, Spaulding, Sugarloaf

Posted on June 18th, 2017
by pdittman in Hikes

#61, #62, and #63

On our return from Saddleback and the Horn, we stopped at the parking area where the AT crosses Rt 27 just north of the Sugarloaf access road.   The weather was starting to look bleak for Friday – it being Wednesday, we thought we might need to adjust our plans a bit…  The map at the junction helped our discussion, though the swarms of black    Read More →

Saddleback and the Horn

Posted on June 17th, 2017
by pdittman in Hikes

#59 and #60

After the difficult day hiking Redington and the Crockers, we wanted to take things a bit easier – opting for the 6.8 miles that were the Saddleback, and the Horns in Rangely, ME.   Driving north on Rt 27 beyond Sugarloaf to Stratton, then southward on Rt 16 to Rangely, we arrived at Saddleback mountain    Read More →

Redington and the Crockers

Posted on June 17th, 2017
by pdittman in Hikes

#57 and #58

Day 2 of our multi-day peakbagging week in the Carrabassett Valley region.  For today’s adventure, we targeted the three peaks – Redington, Crocker South, and Crocker, a closely-spaced group of three 4000 footers, accessed by a relatively short section on the Appalachian Trail.

Today was a day where we were reminded that circumstances and safety    Read More →

Bigelow West, Bigelow Avery Peak

Posted on June 17th, 2017
by pdittman in Hikes

#55 and #56

We’d planned a full week of hiking in the Carrabassett Valley, even before the winter season had set in on Sugarloaf, the centerpiece ski resort in the region.  Our plan was to combine our annual AMC volunteer training at the Gorman-Chairback facility with a week in the valley,    Read More →

Mt. Mansfield

Posted on October 17th, 2016
by pdittman in Hikes

Mt. Mansfield, the last of our 4000 footers in Vermont. We’d planned this one back in the early spring, thinking of taking advantage of foliage season in early October.   As is always the case, you don’t really know what the weather will bring – it’d been a hot, though dry, summer which meant that foliage, what little there might be because of the draught, was shaping up to be late.

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Old Speck, Maine

Posted on June 23rd, 2016
by pdittman in Hikes

It was our one-year wedding anniversary, so it was only appropriate that we plan to hike on that weekend. And the planning started early – booking the accommodations in the late fall – one never really knows when things might sell out.

We’ve nearly finished the 4000’s in Vermont, so the focus was now on Maine. Even with its close proximity to Massachusetts, it’s still a bit of a    Read More →

Patagonia Gallery

Posted on March 15th, 2016
by pdittman in Hikes, Patagonia, Chile

TDP, Patagonia – planning

Posted on February 10th, 2016
by pdittman in Hikes, Patagonia, Chile


It had been more than a year and a half in planning… And as has been our custom, it started with a comment from Jeanne – how about Machu Pichu? We were looking for something off the beaten path, and that certainly sounded like it fit the bill…

But then, a bit of research, and some of the buzz on the net suggested that it was pretty crowded    Read More →

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