New Hampshire Fall

Enjoy these photos from my recent trip out to New Hampshire.

Newmarket, New Hampshire.

Little Bay Harbor.

Great Bay, NH.

Our captain, Keith.

Falls on the Lamprey River, in Newmarket.

Farm in Wilton, New Hampshire.

Tower in Petersborough, NH.

Fall colors from the summit of Pack Monadnock, NH.

Falls in Wilton, NH.

The Keene Pumpkin Festival, it holds the world record for the most pumpkins in one place.

On another note, I met up with my buddy Simon who works for Backcountry Magazine who threw me an advance copy of the November issue, the cool part is I am in a photo in the Spectacle Section of the magazine. Photographer Steve Gilson captured this rad shot last spring in Andermatt, Switzerland. Be sure to check it out!

My photo in the November 2010 issue of Backcountry Magazine.

A day on Handies Peak (14,048′)

After a summer of hiking for a living, I finally got out for a nice pleasure hike up the mellow 14er, Handies Peak, located south of Lake City and right off of Cinnamon Pass. The hike starts around the 12,000 foot mark and climbs out of American Basin mellowly. After passing a beautiful alpine lake, you begin the climb switchbacks several times before gaining the summit ridge. There is a nice trail all the way to the summit making this a nice easy mountain to climb, but it was fun to hike without all my work equipment. My younger brother Jon and his girlfriend, Sarah, rallied from Denver to take on this enjoyable fall hike.

Sloan Lake, at the base of American Peak (13,806).

Sarah Brown hiking with Handies Peak behind her.

Sarah Brown begins the climb up Handies Peak, with the ominous face of American Peak looming behind her.

Quickly gaining elevation.

Jon Jay and Sarah Brown, approach the summit ridge of Handies Peak.

Jon nears the top with Jones Mountain (13,860') behind.

The Wetterhorn (14,015') and Uncompahgre (14,363') Peaks from the summit of Handies Peak.

Stoked on the summit.

Also, a couple weeks ago Jon came down for another visit where we did some climbing and rode the Monarch Divide Trail. The trail is pretty awesome as you ride nearly 10 miles above treeline. It is certainly a unique experience.

Jon enjoys the view of Mount Aetna (13,746') from the Monarch Divide Trail.

Jon riding on the Monarch Crest.