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Last year for my birthday, Darren and I did something a little bit different than we usually do. Instead of booking a hotel room somewhere, we decided to go camping and hiking in the White Mountains. Darren bought me a beautiful lightweight tent as a gift – since I had been rambling on for a while about wanting a tent that we could carry with us in our packs for multi-day hikes.

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Darren and I hiked Carter Dome three days after returning from Iceland. Still riding the excitement from the Fimmvörðuháls Pass hike and Glymur, we really wanted to get another hike in as soon as possible.

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In an attempt to vary the location of my hikes, Darren, Josh and I opted to hike in a section farther north than our typical hike spots in Jackson or Lincoln, NH. We chose North and South Baldface due to the exciting name and promised views.

The Baldfaces are about 2.5 hours Northwest of Portland. There is a small parking lot on the right side of the road, about 200 feet from the start of the trail, that fits a dozen or so cars. We arrived shortly after 9am and had to park on the side of the road, which was fine as we were following the example of several other cars.

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