10.8 miles today. Today ranks either first or second hardest. I can’t decide between today or day before yesterday when I was hiking in the thunderstorm. My first 1.7 miles took me four hours. I had to climb and descend Mt Madison. The rocks were very challenging, but it was the wind that put it… Continue reading Madison Spring Hut-Wildcat Mountain peak D. 1873.4 done/316.4 to go. 85.54% done. July 3, 2017.
Very low mileage day today. Only 7.2 miles. I’m very unhappy about that. I was wanting to do a minimum of ten and was hoping for fifteen. To start off with I got out late this morning. My work for stay chore was changing bedding on the bunks. There were five of us to do… Continue reading Lake of the Clouds Hut-Madison Spring Hut. 1862.6 done/327.2 to go. 85.05% done. July 2, 2017.
My shuttle dropped me off at the trailhead at 7:30 this morning. The weather was perfect. I hiked 11.1 miles this morning. Basically all up. I’m in The Presidentials. I had some great views from the Webster Cliffs and Mt Webster. Then I hiked up Mt Jackson, Mt Pierce, Mt Eisenhower, Mt Franklin and Mt… Continue reading Crawford Notch-Lakes of the Clouds Hut. 1855.4 done/334.4 to go. 84.72% done. July 1, 2017.
My new shoes made it and I finally got the right ones. I have my shuttle back to the trail for tomorrow morning all arranged. I get picked up at 7:00am. I’ve started my 14 days of antibiotics for Lymes Disease and feel very confident it was caught in time. So did the PA that… Continue reading Zero in North Conway New Hampshire.
Only 8 miles today. Very challenging. Here’s the only picture I took this morning. This is looking almost straight up. At the end of this I’ll post some pictures I think I’ve missed because of no cell service. A chain of events have landed me in the town of North Conway New Hampshire. Originally I… Continue reading Zealand Falls Hut-Crawford Notch. 1844.4 done/345.4 to go. 84.22% done. June 28, 2017.
10.4 miles today. This catches me up. I’ll have a new post tomorrow morning and also post some pictures I missed previously. The day started with two huge climbs. Man, this is tough. I’m definitely feeling my age. One climb was eight tenths of a mile that took me an hour and twenty minutes. I… Continue reading Garfield Pond-Zealand Falls Hut. 1836.6 done/353.2 to go. 83.86% done. June 27, 2017
I hiked for 13 hours today and only made it 14.3 miles. The views were the best yet. I started out with a big descent. Two miles into my hike I got some trail magic. In New Hampshire there are these huts on the trail. They call them huts, but they are kind of a… Continue reading Kinsman Pond Shelter-Garfield Pond. 1826.2 done/363.6 to go. 83.4% finished. June 26, 2017.
Due to no cell signal this is a day late. Another very challenging day. I hiked 10 hours and only went 11.5 miles. Normally a 10 hour hike would be 20-25 miles. The hike this morning it was mostly the mud that made it challenging. Nonstop deep mud. And water. At one point this is… Continue reading Lost River Rd-Kinsman Pond Shelter. 1811.9 done/377.9 to go. June 25, 2017.
Only 9 miles today. My hardest day yet. This sign is hard to read. Here’s what it says. “This trail is extremely tough. If you lack experience please use another trail. Take special care at the Cascades to avoid tragic results “. The day started with a 4000 foot elevation gain in the rain. It… Continue reading NH 25 Oliverian Brook-Lost River Rd Kinsman Notch. 1800.4 done/389.4 to go. June 24, 2017.
15 miles today. The day started out not so good, but it ended up being an awesome day. I got up very early. I knew we were going to stay at a hostel tonight and wanted to get there in time to launder, shower and catch the shuttle to the convenience store to get pizza. … Continue reading Hexacuba Shelter-NH 25 Oliverian Brook. 1791.1 done/398.7 to go. June 23, 2017