Beyond Mountains

Miles Howard
Unusual hiking in New England
Created 26 Jul 2021
  • Mossy mountain hop
    20 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0
    A mossy rivulet on Mount Cardigan. Marc Nozell | CC BY 2.0 It’s been almost a quarter of a year since I published the first issue of the newsletter: a story about a western-style switchback trail and ...
  • Mollusks of unusual size
    12 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 2 1
    The Manchester Street Generating Station “smoke stacks” of Providence Here’s something I’ve heard anecdotally for years but finally looked up this past week. When it’s chillier outside and you’re enga...
  • The stickiest season
    06 Nov 2021 • 9 min read
    New England, very soon | Michael & Sarah Braun Hamilton CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Yes, New England’s fall foliage is in recession, but we’re not going to mourn the fallen leaves in this newsletter. Because as r...
  • The Vermont Waterfall Crawl
    29 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 1
    In case you don’t follow the White Mountains tourism department on Instagram, fall in the Whites took a sudden turn for the glacial this past week. The mighty Kancamagus scenic highway was dusted with...
  • What's with all the devil hikes in New Hampshire?
    22 Oct 2021 • 10 min read
    In New Hampshire, The Devil walks (and hikes) among us Let me just say something from the top. I really like New Hampshire. Too often, the state is inaccurately maligned by outsiders—including New Eng...
  • Bog day afternoon
    16 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 1
    Entering Orono Bog Back in early September, I took a five day drive across inland Maine to gawk at some of the most remote waterfalls in the Pine Tree State. (We’ll visit some of those in a future new...
  • We can hide in the woods
    07 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    kamome CC BY-NC 2.0 As far as backwoods encounters are concerned, we tend to make a fuss about the oversized critters. Peckish black bears sniffing around the flaps of your tent for that Luna bar wrap...
  • Puddingstoned
    02 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    A Roxbury puddingstone bridge in the Fens, along the Emerald Necklace Here’s something I’d like to experience just once in life—a state rock convention. Just as there are state birds, state trees, and...
  • New England Deep Cuts: The Great North Woods
    23 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    Dixville Notch | riptheskull CC BY-ND 2.0 One of the perks of having editorial control of your own newsletter is that you can introduce a new recurring feature series whenever inspiration strikes or i...
  • The Leaf Peeping Issue
    18 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 2
    I feel like I need to preface this with an explanation. From announcement to launch, this newsletter has been billed as a guide to “unusual hiking in New England.” And for the most part, that’s how Be...
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