These small but challenging hills to climb became a favorite place for me to spend a weekend. Most of my hikes were in the winter, when crowds were not to be found and it was just so much fun to put on the crampons or snow shoes. Winter comes with some risks that need to be managed with gear and watching the weather. lessons and stories a plenty. My favorite hike is Franconia ridge and the natural wonders of the falling waters trail. In this collection I left out the Mount Washington photos. A peak deserving its own collection.