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hikergrl
01-09-2008, 04:43 PM
Hi everyone. I am new to the forum and wanted to say hi. I love to hike and take long backpacking trips in the Whites. I am almost done with the NH 48. Even though I live in Ma, I feel I should be living in NH. I have only done 3 season hiking but really want to start doing some winter hikes and trips. I know I am more than capable, I just need someone willing to go with me. My goal this winter was to get to the MW summit but it just doesn't seem to want to happen. I don't have the money to do a guided trip this year and some of the other hiking groups going to the summit will only allow experienced winter hikers. Hopefully next year.

Brad
01-09-2008, 07:38 PM
Girl, welcome to the group! Maybe you will find a partner for your summit attempt here on the forum.

Mike D
01-09-2008, 07:44 PM
Welcome aboard. When you wish you were living closer to the mtns, just think of poor Steve stranded way down in Florida.

cyclebeach
01-09-2008, 07:54 PM
hey im a newby to this to. Ive never done washington at all but i want to do for the fiest time in the cold for some strange reason. I have some freinds that go alot and plan on following them up soon. when we go ill let you know and you can tag along!

Charlie
01-09-2008, 08:19 PM
Welcome aboard. When you wish you were living closer to the mtns, just think of poor Steve stranded way down in Florida.


yes far far far away Steve

welcome to the forum and I'm sure some one will let you go with them

Steve M
01-09-2008, 10:27 PM
Welcome to the forums from far, far, away Steve. I'd hike with you buuutttt...:)

Squid
01-10-2008, 04:19 PM
Hiya, Welcome (I'm kinda a newbe here too)
But I do hike in the winter a bit, and my friend and I are going this weekend for an overnight, He's picking (its his birthday) but we plan on more this winter and I would like to try to get to Acadia this year too. Been there years ago and loved it, even after i fell through the ice:eek:
do you have all the gear, if you do then you dont need a guide, you just need some one to go with!

climbabout
01-10-2008, 04:49 PM
Welcome from Connecticut!
Tim

KathyC
01-10-2008, 05:47 PM
I'm only a few days old here, welcome.

donnellyvj
01-11-2008, 09:58 AM
Welcome from VT. Winter Camping is great. I hope you get a chance to make a winter summit. I been to the summit 5 times over the last 3 years. This October and November were both sub 0 wind chill above tree line and it was great. We are planning another trip for Feb. I am very pumped and can't wait. Enjoy and be safe.:D

hikergrl
01-11-2008, 12:19 PM
Thanks for all your warm welcomes. It's nice to meet people that enjoy the same things I do. The majority of the people I know think I'm a little crazy for wanting to disappear into the woods for days on end. I have most of the gear for a winter hike. The only main things I need are the boots and crampons but I figured I could rent some from EMS or something. I don't think I'd want to wear a brand new pair of boots out without some break in time. I've been shopping around for some but haven't found any that fit my small narrow foot.

Steve M
01-11-2008, 06:47 PM
Thanks for all your warm welcomes. It's nice to meet people that enjoy the same things I do. The majority of the people I know think I'm a little crazy for wanting to disappear into the woods for days on end. I have most of the gear for a winter hike. The only main things I need are the boots and crampons but I figured I could rent some from EMS or something. I don't think I'd want to wear a brand new pair of boots out without some break in time. I've been shopping around for some but haven't found any that fit my small narrow foot.
Crazy, they just don't know the secret to staying sane IS to get out in the woods for days on end!;)