About Me


Hi, I'm Dan, and thanks for visiting my outdoor adventure blog. About Me? Well, as you probably have already gathered, I love hiking, climbing mountains, and exploring beautiful places - mostly in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and New England.  I work full-time for a family-run commercial flooring business.  In my free time, I enjoy hiking, being outdoors, and spending time with family. I am originally from Peabody, MA, and now reside in southern NH.

My Interests: Hiking, backpacking, camping, kayaking, survival shows, boating, hockey, Boston sports, especially the Bruins! Working on my four and half acre homestead, and enjoying life with my two bengal cats!

I enjoy planning my hikes so they always mean something to me.  Sunrises, sunsets, full moons, and more are always exciting to mix with climbing a mountain or taking on a big adventure.  With so many peak lists and interesting goals to shoot for in New England, it keeps me going back to the mountains.  For the most part, I do this as a way to challenge myself physically and mentally. 

Some Things I'm proud of:
Completed NH's 48 4000-footers (12 Rounds since Jan 9, 2011)
Completed the White Mountains Grid (48x12) on November 8, 2015 (#59)
Completed NH's 48 4000-footers in a Single Winter Season 3x ('12-'13) ('13-'14') ('14-'15)
Completed NH's 48 4000-footers Solo in Winter (2 Rounds).
Completed 67 New England 4000-Footers Solo in a Single Winter Season (2013-2014)

Mt. Washington -27 total summits
Mt. Washington - 8 summits in Winter (3 direct ascents, Lion's Head, Tuckerman Ravine, South Gully in Huntington Ravine)
Mt. Whitney - 14,505' (Highest Peak in the Lower US, CA)
Mt. Rainier - 14,410' (Most Glaciated Peak in the Lower, US, WA)

Completed a Solo Winter Presidential Traverse (3x)
Completed a Moonlight Presidential Traverse (Summer) (to finish my 48)
13 Presidential Range Traverses
The 1st Single-Day Winter Mahoosuc Range Traverse (22hrs)
"Gridiot-Style" Double Presidential Traverse (the 8 peaks in two different months, two different days, in 27hrs)

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