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    We did a traverse of the Gunks a while back. 23 miles in 11 hours, on a very hot and humid day. Laurie had severe blisters!

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    Is there really a Poll? I did not see it.
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    Well, let's see, our FKT of the Legendary Smarts–Cube Traverse was 8 hours, 50ish minutes.

    Years earlier another friend and I had a two-day loop from the Elk Lake Trailhead up Haystack from the southish side and down to Upper Ausable Lake, up the Elevator Shaft to Blake and back to the trailhead via Pinnacle Ridge. We ended up doing it in a 14ish hour day.

    Between those two hikes my partner from the first hike and I became the first to hike the 6 VT 4k'ers in a day, with a time of 20.5ish hours, but that includes driving, a solid grazing visit at the Cabot Cheese Outlet in Waterbury, and stopping at the old Richmond Corner Market for sandwiches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEO View Post
    Between those two hikes my partner from the first hike and I became the first to hike the 6 VT 4k'ers in a day.
    Probably because there are only 5 of them
    Last edited by maineguy; 07-01-2021 at 08:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maineguy View Post
    Probably because there are only 5 of them
    Using the 200' col rule, not according to the U.S. Geodetic Survey.



    Hints: The sixth summit elevation is 4,062', the summit has a benchmark, it has 202' of clean prominence, and 212' of interpolated prominence.
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    15 hours. April 1992. My first hike in The Whites. Day 4 of a hike that started on the Kedron Flume Trail. The weather went from sunny in the upper 50's to freezing snow/rain and high winds. We camped somewhere on the Twinway between Guyot and South Twin on day 3. We bailed on our plan to head down to Galehead from South Twin and instead decided to go down North Twin Trail to Haystack Rd (it looked like the better choice on a map). We encountered zero visibility, post holing in deep snow and losing the trail a few times in a whiteout between South and North Twin. We thought we were in the clear when we started headed down North Twin until we got to The Little River, which was impassable. we had to stick to the Eastern (?) side of the river, bushwhacking and jumping over tributaries that were overflowing. Eventually we made it to Haystack Rd. and walked out to RT. 3 to hitch a ride back to Willey House. This was a good example of how the elements, being out of shape and unprepared can add a lot of time to your hike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEO View Post
    Using the 200' col rule, not according to the U.S. Geodetic Survey.



    Hints: The sixth summit elevation is 4,062', the summit has a benchmark, it has 202' of clean prominence, and 212' of interpolated prominence.
    Well, you got me there. The only prominence I care (cared) about is the printing on the official list I mean, I climbed Couchie but not MacNaughton

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