Middle Moriah Mountain Scout 2

Tactical Fungi

Today on a more ambitious scout I climbed two mountains. The first Mount Evans (elevation 1443 feet) and the second an Unnamed Peak (elevation 2572 Feet) both to the north of Middle Moriah Mountain (elevation 3755 feet) in the Carter-Moriah Mountain Range. The last day of Spring, it was a cool and windy slog through […]

Mount Surprise Scout 4

bear cub track

On this Scout I decided to climb the northwestern flank of Mount Surprise to an undetermined point and then cross over the western side of the mountain. From here I would cut across the well-maintained Carter-Moriah hiking trail on my way downhill into the Peabody River valley and thence back to my truck. As always, […]

Middle Moriah Mountain Scout 1

middle moriah mountain waterfall

On this scout I parked my truck along Route 2 in Shelburne NH and bushwhacked through jungle-like forest up Josh Brook on the slopes of Middle Moriah Mountain (elevation 3755 feet). There is a small turn-off where Josh Brook crosses the Route 2 highway, which is a major east-west truck route between Maine, northern New […]

Rifle Barrel Covers

Rifle Barrel Cover

If you read Mount Surprise Scout 3 you may have noticed that the flash hider on my Scout Rifle was covered with something of a white color. It was raining heavily that day so I covered the open barrel of the rifle to prevent rain and debris from getting inside.  Being familiar with what some […]

The Wild Must Win in the End

Northern Mountains are Aces

You see, here I am pushing 53-years of age. I like to say I am as old as a deck of playing cards (typically 52 playing cards) – in a few months will have to add one of the jokers. Be that as it may, no matter the conditions I face, no matter the trials […]