PDA

View Full Version : It's been awhile



Tim&Val
01-08-2008, 09:17 PM
Hi All,

We've been out of touch for a couple months, so thought I'd try to do a quick catch-up with everyone.

First, I would like to say a belated "Congratulations" to Emma for her 48x2! That's an incredible accomplishment! We haven't even gotten through out 48x1 yet!! I was envious reading about KD's summit visit over Thanksgiving. I wish that I could have seen Nin once more before he headed off to retirement.

This fall, we did a few hikes: Mt Moosilauke for Flags on the 48, Bald Knob, Bridal Veil Falls and Mt Cabot. We did Lafayette via the Greenleaf trail - we'd never done it from that direction before. I thought it was a tougher trail than Old Bridle Path. And Mt Garfield in a ton of snow in November. Mt Garfield is still amongst our favorite mountains. It's really a relatively gentle climb all the way to the ridge.

We've had the opportunity to snowshoe a bunch of times already: East and West Rattlesnake, Mt Tecumseh, Mt Tom, Mt Percival... And even a couple X-C ski trips to Franconia Notch in piles of fluff!

All-in-all, it's been an incredible winter so far, and it's barely January. In our few previous years in NH, we would have seen no winter weather at all yet. Still sad to see the warm temps and rain this week, but we're confident that there's plenty more snow to come.

We've signed up for Seek the Peak. We plan to camp at Moose Brook for a couple days around the event. We can't wait to see all the folks that we met last year... BlueDog, Rudabaga, Rex, Brad. Is it wrong that I'm looking forward to the post-hike dinner already??

I also did my voting today... both for the Presidential Primary and for the Mt Washington Top Cat. Got all the priorities covered!

Trail report and pictures from all our hikes can be found at http://www.barkeater.ws/nh48/

Happy New Year!
Valerie

Mike D
01-08-2008, 11:17 PM
Welcome back. Voting and hiking, two excellent pastimes!

KathyC
01-09-2008, 05:57 PM
Those photos are just gorgeous, how do you find the time...

Tim&Val
01-09-2008, 06:17 PM
how do you find the time...

The time for the outdoors or the time to keep the web page updated? :p

Our outdoor adventures are our priority. That's why we picked up from Wilmington, DE and moved here. It's just what we do. Usually, around Thursday, Tim says "what are we hiking this weekend?" and we'll start planning out a route. We're not in a hurry to finish the 48 and will side-track ourselves with just the slightest provocation especially in Winter.

It really helps if you don't have a whole day in the car to get here.

Thanks for the kind words regarding our photos! Tim takes most of the credit for the actual pictures. I'm just responsible for the web pages and the trail reports.

Valerie

Brad
01-09-2008, 07:37 PM
Thanks for sharing with us. Maybe we can hike again together for STP08.

Charlie
01-09-2008, 08:25 PM
Thanks for sharing with us. Maybe we can hike again together for STP08.


i would love to hike with some of the people here so thats why I'm trying to loose weight and getting in shape so i can keep up with the group .

if i cant keep up you will pass me on your way down and i will have to eat on top with Steve :D

KD Talbot
01-09-2008, 08:54 PM
Glad you guys are back. Emma says thanks! About the 48X2. I know to some it seems a great feat, and indeed, for little Emma I think it is, but Emma 's hero is Atticus, who nearly did them all twice last winter, and is trying again this year. His human, Tom is a huge inspiration to us.

http://www.tomandatticus.blogspot.com/

We also know a guy, Mats, who did them all continuous, meaning he hiked all the distance between mountains, too, in 11 days in September. These people keep us humble.

http://www.matsroing.com/

KDT

Steve M
01-09-2008, 10:23 PM
i would love to hike with some of the people here so thats why I'm trying to loose weight and getting in shape so i can keep up with the group .

if i cant keep up you will pass me on your way down and i will have to eat on top with Steve :D
I'll plan for it!:D

Tim&Val
01-10-2008, 06:22 AM
Maybe we can hike again together for STP08.

Last year, we weren't members of the forum yet. This year, I would love to hike with folks from the forum and also meet people at the dinner afterwards! My sister and her husband are planning to hike with us also this year, so that's very exciting!!


Glad you guys are back. Emma says thanks! About the 48X2. I know to some it seems a great feat, and indeed, for little Emma I think it is, but Emma 's hero is Atticus, who nearly did them all twice last winter, and is trying again this year. His human, Tom is a huge inspiration to us.

http://www.tomandatticus.blogspot.com/



Yes, their challenge is unbelievable! I've been following Tom & Atticus every day! We've dedicated Mt Zealand Round 1 to our three kitties (one was named "Marty" by coincidence!!).

P.S. To All: Considering all the animal lovers on this site (per the "Election" discussions), if you haven't dedicated a summit to your favorite non-human friend, please go to the Tom & Atticus site and check it out!!