Hi @CarissaCournoyer - So happy to have you here! I am Vermont, so its great to 'meet' new people from nearby. Love to hear that you are working on the 4,000 footers. Just this past weekend some friends and I were up in the Green Mountains looking over to Mt. Washington and some other impressive New Hampshire peaks.

There are seemingly endless opportunities for winter hiking and snowshoeing around here, so I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun in the months ahead! Have you been into the North Conway REI store? In addition to the people here in the community, the team there will have lots of suggestions for places and gear to make the best of your days out in the mountains. You might also find some useful info in the thread Looking for advice on beginner snow shoes. 

Looking forward to sharing advice and stories with you. Welcome to the community!  

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