Monthly Archives: June 2008

Day 3, Pemigewassett Loop

Guyot shelter to Lincoln Woods parking area = 11 miles We approached the car at the Lincoln Woods parking area just as a strong wind dumped real rain on us. Out came our umbrellas and 5 minutes later, we were … Continue reading

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Day 2, Pemigewassett Wilderness Loop

Start at Thirteen Falls tent site, end at Guyot tent site = 7 miles It rained during the night, and Marcia’s things got a bit wet from my lack of care in lowering the side walls of the Double Rainbow. … Continue reading

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Mounts Liberty and Flume, New Hampshire White Mountains

Mileage = 9.9 The book is wrong again. It describes this loop as “Difficult”, but Roy and I feel it should be up, or maybe downgraded to “Strenuous”. It all had to do with going up on the Flume Slide … Continue reading

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Franconia Notch Loop Hike

Mileage = 11.4 My brother Roy and I staggered into our campsite at Russell Pond at about 3:30 PM today. It was supposed to be a short day of 6.2 miles, but we ended up making choices that doubled it. … Continue reading

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Day 1, Pemigewasset Wilderness Loop, 8.1 miles

( trip taken June 18, 2008 ) Today marks an official revisit of a classic White Mountains ( NH) backpacking loop hike. The first time Marcia ( Auntie Mame) and I ( Uncle Tom) did this loop we were still … Continue reading

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Day 3, Maine Memorial Day weekend, 2008

12 miles         We squeezed out our last day on the GLT by mid afternoon, and reached our vehicle  just as the predicted rain started to fall.  Truly, our trip was blessed by the best two day window … Continue reading

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Maine, Day 2, Memorial Day weekend, 2008

Day 2, 14 miles Day 2 on the Grafton Loop Trail (GLT) found the Maine Train greeting the day off The G Loop. We rousted ourselves in the cool morning temps a mere stone’s throw from Spec Pond, lying at … Continue reading

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Day 1, Grafton Loop, 2008

In the past year, I’ve walked in tears, I’ve walked in awe, I’ve walked in sweat, I’ve walked over ice, but this weekend, I walked in glory. Initially, it seemed that the idea of this hike was vaporizing me, hanging … Continue reading

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Hiking the AT in VA, day 3

May 20, 2008 –  12 miles traveled Awoke to cloudy skies, but no rain. I was out of the tent first, where I was immediately hobbling around. My calves were tight, sore, and protesting.   Right, this is what would happen … Continue reading

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Hiking the AT in VA, day 2

May 19, 2007   distance traveled  16 miles Day 2 found the floating family up and at ‘em. No rain now . Warmer. But what a storm we experienced in our tents! One of those thunderclap lightning strikes hit right near … Continue reading

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