“The mountains are calling and I must answer.” I know not what attracts me to these mountains. They are pretty; they are majestic. I vacationed here as a child. They beckon to me with peace and calm even when out of my sight. And sometimes, I must go for a hike. I sit on a… Continue reading End of Trail
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh0YORQuIag In my quest to avoid Twitter and with some time to fill in a waiting room, I discovered this from 12 years ago. Iain and I met Anita for a hike up Old Jackson Road. On the trip up to the White Mountains we discovered this retired USAF Oshkosh P15 en route to its… Continue reading 2017-11-05 #NaBloPoMo
It's that time of year again, when I join the Mount Washington Observatory's fundraiser, Seek the Peak. Last year I attacked New England's Highest Peak, Home of the World's Worst Weather, and succeeded before lunch. I also got some cool swag. This year Beth decided she wanted to climb with me. We dutifully registered for… Continue reading Seeking the Peak
Today figured pretty high on my list of days I hope never to repeat. We lost Noah unexpectedly. I will write in due course, but it's too raw right now. I've been frittering away the evening scanning negatives and watching YouTube. These are taken with my new ONDU 6x6 pinhole on Portra 400 during my… Continue reading Pinhole
Spring training continued on May 31 with a hike to AMC's Carter Notch Hut. The weather was perfect (finally), and I observed a pine marten hunting along the trail while hiking in. Wildcat 'A' is a short side trail from Carter Notch which allowed me to add a 4000-footer to my spring training regime. The… Continue reading Carter Notch Hut
May 24 allowed me to finally set foot on Mt. Washington. The day remained overcast with a threat of thunder showers, but conditions were OK for a hke. My initial objective was Hermit Lake at the foot of Tuckerman's Ravine. It's a comon spring hike for me. I saw only one other hiker on my… Continue reading Bring on the mountain (a walk in the woods part 3)
The training continues. The day after my fire tower adventure, I headed north. The weather in the valley remained nice if a bit dry. The forecast in Franconia Notch was for snow showers as I left for Lonesome Lake Hut. We had a little more than snow showers. I was hiking alone and not equipped… Continue reading A Walk in the Woods, redux. . .
Spring is here. With my impending hike of Mount Washington, I have felt the urge to get out on the trails and warm up a bit. Yesterday I had an hour to spare, so I took a brief trek to the fire tower at Pawtuckaway State Park. Best laid plans. . . I took a… Continue reading A walk in the woods. . .
For years I have had a soft goal of climbing Mount Washington. I have summited numerous times, but always by motorized conveyance. I have driven it more times than I can count and ridden up the tracks propelled by both steam and BioDiesel. It is a wondrous place. On foot I've climbed as high as… Continue reading Turning goals into reality
I haven't forgotten about the 52 Rolls project; I just haven't been scanning and posting. Frankly, I forgot my password to the site and am sick to death of password reset protocols. (Proper password discipline is a pain.) Back in July, Rescue 82 and I took the dogs on an interesting jaunt. Seashore Trolley Museum… Continue reading The return of 52 Rolls – Week 32