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    Via Black Pond, up the slide, down the skidder...

    Via Black Pond, up the slide, down the skidder at 16.8 miles.
    Via Franconia Brook Trail and the slide both ways at 18.8 miles.

    The documented Black Pond route says that it saves about a mile each...
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    He's great, thanks. He turned 9 in February. ...

    He's great, thanks. He turned 9 in February. Not as spry as 4 or 5 years ago but still getting around just fine.

    Tim
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    https://www.vftt.org/forums/attachment.php?attachm...

    https://www.vftt.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=6875&d=1659143380

    It's this obvious, with clipped saplings, from end to end.



    Really? From where and against what RSA? It's not...
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    I have been using these for years and they make a...

    I have been using these for years and they make a big difference. Drivers give me a lot more space and time with them than they did without. The daytime random flash is key, IMO, because it sticks...
  5. Osceola (both), Passaconaway, Tom, North...

    Osceola (both), Passaconaway, Tom, North Tripyramid, Wildcat A, Galehead, Cabot, Willey, North Twin, South Carter all come to mind :) (all have summits that are "slightly" off the trail.)

    Tim
  6. https://www.vftt.org/forums/attachment.php?attachm...

    https://www.vftt.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=6846&d=1656894314

    July 3, 2022

    Tim
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    To be fair, there are 49 other states plus...

    To be fair, there are 49 other states plus various US territories, any of which can supply people of differing viewpoints.

    Tim
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    So are people from other political persuasions...

    So are people from other political persuasions who come here and vote to spend money on things others don't want or need. Or to change the historical red to purple (if not blue.)

    Just sayin' (if...
  9. Well, below 0 you have to hike backwards ;) ...

    Well, below 0 you have to hike backwards ;)


    Note that I said "one should start to question one's plans and abilities"... It's just a guide. It's worked pretty well for me, and very well for...
  10. My rule of thumb is "any time the wind speed is...

    My rule of thumb is "any time the wind speed is greater than the temperature one should start to question one's plans and abilities".

    Tim
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLYldkdgHHI&ab_cha...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLYldkdgHHI&ab_channel=MountWashingtonObservatory

    Live Streaming :)
    Tim
  12. I added the graphic warning based upon a private...

    I added the graphic warning based upon a private message request.

    Tim
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    https://www.vftt.org/forums/attachment.php?attachm...

    https://www.vftt.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=6839&d=1654701239

    Here is a traverse with the gradient (profile) visible.

    HTH,
    Tim
  14. The Horn, on Mount Cabot, would qualify. Tim

    The Horn, on Mount Cabot, would qualify.

    Tim
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    Rocky Branch is longer and wetter, but with...

    Rocky Branch is longer and wetter, but with overall less elevation and is far less steep on average.

    https://bmhatfield.github.io/white-mountains/mount-isolation.html

    Tim
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    I've only ever done it via Slippery Brook myself...

    I've only ever done it via Slippery Brook myself - that way you can get Eastman for relatively cheap at the same time. Not sure how "bad" the ledges would be for a dog either but no need to find out...
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    One beer is nice. Two beers is too many. Three...

    One beer is nice.
    Two beers is too many.
    Three beers is not enough.

    ;)

    Tim
  18. Kirstin Harila gunning for Nims Purja's 8000m record

    https://explorersweb.com/kristin-harila-summits-makalu-breaks-record/



    Tim
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    So if it's free, then we can all park at your...

    So if it's free, then we can all park at your house and charge our cars for free, while you shuttle us to and fro since it's also free?

    ;) ;)

    Tim
  20. A marine grade Yeti can keep ice on the boat for...

    A marine grade Yeti can keep ice on the boat for 7 days in the summer...

    Tim
  21. One thing I have read about dry ice is to use it...

    One thing I have read about dry ice is to use it to keep water ice ice and use that to chill everything else. Unless you have meat or ice cream you want to keep frozen.

    Tim
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    Who set out to hike Mount Pequawket... Tim

    Who set out to hike Mount Pequawket...

    Tim
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    There once was a hiker from Marblehead Who got...

    There once was a hiker from Marblehead
    Who got lost somewhere near Mount Galehead
    Without a HikeSafe card
    Fish and Game came down hard
    And now VFTT has a thread.

    --Tim
  24. Black Mountain in Benton was covered with them...

    Black Mountain in Benton was covered with them yesterday.

    Tim
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    He would have finished in 2021 except the one day...

    He would have finished in 2021 except the one day you can be in BSP in April, 2021 was miserable and he had to bail.

    Tim
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