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Mr Nate
10-10-2008, 08:44 AM
Hello Fellow White Mountain Aficionados! Longtime lurker, newbie registrant here.

A friend and I are planning a Presidential Traverse this weekend. Unfortunately, we only have one vehicle. We plan on parking on Route 2 and hiking to Route 302 with a couple of small bumps in between.:)

We are two twenty something clean cut individuals! We don't bite! We'd also give ya a few bucks for your time!

Check out my photos at picasaweb.google.com/nlanier

Your help would be immensely appreciated!! I don't look forward to trekking back to Route 2! Please e-mail me: nlanier@gmail.com or call at 413-949-1891

If I don't answer leave me a message! Or you can just respond here... Thank you..

:)

Rich
10-10-2008, 09:58 AM
If nobody responds, you can easily hitch back to your car. Many people will stop to pick you up.

Mr Nate
10-10-2008, 10:16 AM
If nobody responds, you can easily hitch back to your car. Many people will stop to pick you up.

That is very good to know. I came out of the Great Gulf late last weekend on RT 16 and a generous man at a campground gave us a ride back to Appalachia.

I assumed that with all of the generous folks in that area that it would be easy to find a ride, but I hadn't heard for sure.

Thank you for your insight!

MsCntry
10-10-2008, 05:54 PM
Unfortunately we do not live that far north, but Rich is right. When I was up there for STP08, I picked up a really nice couple along 16, and took them back to their car at Glen Ellis Falls. It was on my way so it wasn't a problem. People are really nice to hikers along the hwy.:)

Gorque
10-10-2008, 05:58 PM
I'll vouch for the kindness of others as my son and myself, heavily laden with full packs, started off with only a few hours before sunset and received 3 rides in quick succession from the AMC camp at Pinkham to the Appalachia trailheads and probably hoofed it for only about a half mile. :)

Mr Nate
10-13-2008, 06:07 PM
Thank you everyone for your responses!

As it turns out, there is shuttle that runs by the Webster Cliff Trailhead at 9:15 and I crawled out of my tent after three hours of sleep and took that sucker back to Appalachia! What a lifesaver.

Anyway, the hike was spectacular - And looong! Haha! I will post pics and a more detailed trip report soon.

Cheers.

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/3654/picture1fs9.png

(Rough estimate based upon my GPS's spotty recording.)

TrishandAlex
10-13-2008, 08:15 PM
Looking forward to your TR and pictures, Mr. Nate! :)

MsCntry
10-13-2008, 08:27 PM
Glad you had a great time!! Can't wait to read the TR and see pics!!

mtruman
10-13-2008, 08:33 PM
25 miles and 22 hours (and a mere 10,000 feet). Yikes - what a day. Can't wait for the trip report and pics. Having done this route over 4 pretty full days I still can't fathom those that do it in one shot. Hats off to you!

Mr Nate
10-14-2008, 11:44 AM
I am working on the trip report now, but until then a teaser photo!!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3190/2942019606_8dce5c1973.jpg

(Sunset from Monroe)

CHRIS
10-14-2008, 12:41 PM
That is a totally cool picture can't wait to see the TR and other pics.

JimS
10-14-2008, 02:11 PM
I agree...I love this picture...can't wait for the trip report.

The bottle on your hip is a neat point of focus!!!