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  1. A Morning Jaunt to Owl's Head (Cherry Mountain) - 7-22-13

    For the final hike of our Seek the Peak long weekend we made our first visit to Mt Martha and Owl's Head on Cherry Mountain. We had been hoping for a Presi day (like Sunday), but when the weather...
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    A Baldpates Gathering - 7-21-13

    For the second hike of our Seek the Peak weekend we did the Baldpates with a group of great friends. It was a spectacular day for our first visit to this side of Grafton Notch. Another wonderful...
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    Thanks guys - appreciate the comments and the...

    Thanks guys - appreciate the comments and the input.



    The pictures from the first day were mine plus a few of Kim's. The rest were all Kim's.

    Thanks for the suggestion on the NUUN tablets. ...
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    Spellman is definitely our favorite Monadnock...

    Spellman is definitely our favorite Monadnock trail, but have always done it going up. I've never had a problem going down Tucks (and have only done it that way). Perhaps need to reverse the routes...
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    Wow - gorgeous! Looks like we should have waited...

    Wow - gorgeous! Looks like we should have waited a week for our Mahoosucs attempt.
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    I've been really enjoying the varied replies on...

    I've been really enjoying the varied replies on this thread. First to respond to this post - Google Goggles had promised to add the ability to ID plants, flowers and trees from images a while ago. ...
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    Backpacking the Mahoosucs

    On the Fourth of July long weekend we (and I use the term loosely) did a 4 day south to north backpack of the Mahoosuc Range from Gorham to Grafton Notch. Some of us fared better than others. ...
  8. Awesome! Glad you got at least one nice day in...

    Awesome! Glad you got at least one nice day in Acadia for a hike. We've done Dorr, but not most of the variations you've got on this route. Some really nice trails here and I look forward to some...
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    The hitching option when we did this last spring...

    The hitching option when we did this last spring was a bit less successful (from Joe Dodge to Pinkham on our way out). Took between 45 minutes and an hour before somebody finally stopped (lost count...
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    We went out and back on Rocky Branch last July...

    We went out and back on Rocky Branch last July and REALLY liked it. Many people seem to hate Rocky Branch and I can see that it wet conditions there would be cause for that. The conditions were...
  11. There was definitely no water past Resolution...

    There was definitely no water past Resolution (even after the rain on Saturday night). The water source near the old shelter did look reliable (seems to be from a spring) but not sure if it would...
  12. Wow, what gorgeous photos (and I haven't even...

    Wow, what gorgeous photos (and I haven't even visited the full gallery yet - that's next). The B&W images are a great perspective - the final two in color are simply stunning! Looking forward to...
  13. Stairs Above the Clouds - Mt Crawford and Stairs Backpack - 6/22/13

    What better way to start working on the rest of our 52WAV list than a backpack up Crawford and Stairs with an overnight on the Stairs ledges. This is really an amazing spot and I almost hate to...
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    Thanks all. Maineman - I agree with your...

    Thanks all.

    Maineman - I agree with your assessment of the the route over Cranberry Peak. It would have been one of our favorite parts of the hike this time too if the bugs hadn't chase us all...
  15. We did this one during our first trip to Baxter...

    We did this one during our first trip to Baxter last summer and had almost the same experience as you did. I'm not good with heights (unless I've got something to hang on to). There's definitely...
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    Bigelows Backpack - 6/15-6/16/13

    Last weekend we did a two day east to west traverse over the Bigelow Range (Round Barn to Stratton with a night at Horns Pond). Such an incredibly beautiful place - and an amazing example of what a...
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    We hiked up Lower F.I.S. and Rim Run on Ellen and...

    We hiked up Lower F.I.S. and Rim Run on Ellen and came down Jester and Snowball from Lincoln. More details in the full trip report (link below)



    Nice view!! Thanks for sharing the pic. The...
  18. Sorry for the slow reply, but congratulations...

    Sorry for the slow reply, but congratulations Marvin!! Glad you had such a nice day for your last one. I've gone back and read most of your blog posts from the rest of the journey and you've had...
  19. Yes you must Kevin! Just let us know when you're...

    Yes you must Kevin! Just let us know when you're ready - we're ready to go back with you.



    Thanks Donna. Yes, the snowshoes and poles were sitting right where we'd left them next to the car...
  20. Thanks Matt. I had to laugh when I read your...

    Thanks Matt. I had to laugh when I read your comment - I hadn't actually thought of that potential interpretation of the title. The only glimpse of the ski area was what we saw walking across the...
  21. The End of Vermont? - Killington Peak 3/10/13

    After an amazing day on Abe and Ellen last Saturday we followed it up with an equally beautiful day for Killington on Sunday. I'm really glad that we decided to bag our last couple of hikes and come...
  22. If at First You Don't Succeed... - Mt Abraham and Ellen 3/9/13

    In January we turned around almost before we started on Abe and Ellen on a very inhospitable day. Last weekend we went back to Vermont to finish what we started. What a difference! Saturday was...
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    Just coming back to close off this thread. ...

    Just coming back to close off this thread. Everything went perfectly this weekend. The weather was as good as it possibly gets in winter. We got to the trailhead at 7am and had the place to...
  24. This is definitely an example of being in the...

    This is definitely an example of being in the right place at the right time Chris! Awesome!! The trip report is great and the pictures are BEAUTIFUL! The southern Presi's are at the top of my list...
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    OK, looks like we're all set! Nat talked to the...

    OK, looks like we're all set! Nat talked to the head of the ski patrol at Sugarbush and we got permission to use the ski trails. She said he was very nice and appreciate our asking. His suggestion...
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