After five amazing days in the Great North Woods we were happy to reach cell service and warmer weather upon arriving at the Mt. Washington Auto Road. The warm weather was stuck with us until we reached the peak at 6,288 feet, where it was barely 32 degrees! The drastic change in temperature is a trademark of Mt. Washington. The Auto Road is the perfect way to learn the rich history of this area.
Less than 20 minutes away was our home away from home for a couple of days. The accommodations at Attitash Mountain Village were amazing. The location was perfect for us, and it had every comfort of home perfect after our time in the woods. The room would be wonderful in the winter too, complete with fireplaces and in-room hot tubs. We appreciated having a little time to relax before our 8 o’clock dinner at Margarita Grill. Margarita Grill is not your run of the mill mountain town restaurant. They specialize in local and organic food with a Southwest flare.
We have tried our hand at a number of different climbing adventures this season: Giant jungle gyms to indoor bouldering rooms. It was time to put our developing skills to the test. We called our friends at Northeast Mountaineering (NEM) and asked if they knew of a good place for our first climb. Not only did they know of a place, but they graciously outfitted us with all the necessary gear and a top notch guide named Noah. Noah was not only a great instructor, but he has a ton of world class experience, including a climb in Patagonia that entailed getting dropped off by a plane, then hiking 20 hours a day for a week straight just get to the climbing spot! Talk about determined.
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Day three of our time in the Great North Woods proved to be totally epic… Class III and IV White Water Rafting with ELC Rafting of New Hampshire = Amazing!!
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Bear Rock Adventures, ELC Ropes Course and Mt. View Suites
Did you know that there are over 1000 miles of connected ATV trails throughout the Great North Woods in Coos County, NH? You can actually drive from town to town without ever leaving your beloved 4-wheeler. This massive network of trails is called Ride the Wilds and we really wanted to check it out. Most people have heard of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. But there is an adventureland just North of the Presidential Range that is sure to please adventurers of all ages.
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Our introduction to rock climbing couldn’t have come from a better place than Indoor Ascent. Indoor Ascent is a 9000 square foot indoor climbing gym located at 47 Broadway in Dover, New Hampshire about 20 minutes from Portsmouth. Indoor climbing is a great way to stay active in the winter. It’s a fun and exhilarating way to stay in shape by getting an extreme core body workout. Oh to have a good climbing gym near us! Not only that but it’s a great place to bring the kids for a few hours.
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Part 2 of our Summer Adventure Series covers a couple more awesome activities we found at Weirs Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. Both were extreme height adventures. One involved hanging from a parachute 400 feet in the air and the other one had us leaping off a 40′ platform onto a giant airbag!
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If you are in New England you should seriously check out Weirs Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire for some awesome adventures. The word is out that there is plenty to do in NH if you’re looking to check some items off your bucket list, and since our bucket list seems to only grow no matter how many items we check off, it seemed wise to make the best of our free time and head over and see what we could find.
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Hunter Mountain We Love You! That should probably be the title of this blog, But seriously, Zipping 600 feet off the ground with the green valley below and the blue skies above… AMAZING!