MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. - Gary Gustafson leans on his ice ax to catch his breath. His legs and lungs, straining from nearly five hours of climbing and 4,000 feet of elevation gain, plead for rest before he spies the top of an antenna on the summit.
...And in the morning surrounded by unshaven, unclean, unkempt hikers just 48 hours after we started photographer Robert F. Bukaty and I decided to raise the white flag and turn around. The rain had made the trail slippery and turned streams into...
MOUNT ADAMS, N.H. - Joe Murdzek was leading a group of friends when he encountered a short, steep snowfield about a mile and a half below the summit of Mount Adams, the Northeast's second-loftiest peak.
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