My wife and I are currently in the early stages of planning out Fall vacation in the White Mountains. I'm trying to get in shape by stairstepping three times a week and hiking locally on weekends. Right now I'm up to 30 minutes on the stairstepper and hopefully will increase the difficulty level but remain at the present time limit. I find it difficult to visualize hiking in the White Mountains while stairstepping in 90 degree heat and humidity.
Some of the possible hikes we have planned are: the Carters, Huntington Ravine, the Hancocks, the Twins, Mt. Flume, the Kinsmans or Moats. With the possibility of only doing a maximum of 5 hikes on this trip; any suggestions about preferences?
Another thing I've been thinking about is trail snacks. Lately we've been taking Honey Stinger bars which have been pretty tasty. I want to try Dr. Bonner's Alpsnack bars. Has anyone tried these. They come in about 5different flavors.