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Acrophobe
02-17-2009, 07:53 AM
At the recommendation of our very own KD Talbot, I persuaded my dad to go with me to a cute little mountain sitting on the slopes of Passaconaway by the name of Mount Hedgehog. It was an awfully cute little mountain - kinda like the Mount Major of the White Mountains. Gorgeous views for such a little mountain - I think it was only about 26 hundred or so. We certainly intend to return, hopefully bring my...less athletically inclined...sister with us to get a taste of hiking. Sort of a 'gateway mountain' kinda thing. Anyway, pictures:


We think this is Tripyramid, but we weren't sure.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/Hedgehog035.jpg

I thought this one (looking north) was Carrigain, but my dad thought it was Willey.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/Hedgehog023.jpg


This is our new hiking companion, a golden retriever named 'Odin'.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/Hedgehog032.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/Hedgehog017.jpg

Passaconaway from ledges partway up.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/Hedgehog007.jpg

Lastly, our other traveling companion:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/Hedgehog012.jpg

A swell little mountain indeed; I'm glad you mentioned it, Kevin. :)

MsCntry
02-17-2009, 02:43 PM
Beautiful pictures, and such cute puppies!! :D

Look Erich!! Found little blue a new friend!! LOL

KD Talbot
02-17-2009, 03:38 PM
Yep, left to right, South, Middle and North Tripyramids. And, (how often can you do this?) you can tell your dad you were right and he was wrong, that is Carrigain. :cool: Nice shots, cute dog (s).

KDT

BlueDog
02-17-2009, 04:07 PM
Great pics!


Beautiful pictures, and such cute puppies!! :D

Look Erich!! Found little blue a new friend!! LOL

Clearly we will need a pic of both doggies on MW!

Charlie
02-17-2009, 05:29 PM
very nice thanks

diogenes
02-21-2009, 04:17 PM
I am planning a hike up Hedgehog - how are the trail conditions? Do i need any special gear this time of year (crampons, etc)

Acrophobe
02-21-2009, 09:20 PM
When we went, it was like walking up a sidewalk. Could probably have done it in bedroom slippers, if you'd had the urge. )

But that was before this snowfall. I don't know what it's like now.



Clearly we will need a pic of both doggies on MW!


Got one so far:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/100_1820.jpg


Incidentally, we climbed Mount Pierce today. T'was lovely, but near the top it got downright nasty. Could barely make out the trail, and the cold combined with the wind and 5 foot drifts of snow made the last quarter mile or however long it was more treacherous then anything I've ever been on before. Here's my brother, dad, and a friend beginning the descent:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/MountPierce020.jpg

And some neat snowed-in trees. Look at that stunning view - you can see all the way to Canada. :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/MountPierce007.jpg

Brad
02-21-2009, 09:54 PM
Yup - as far as the eye could see.

Steve M
02-21-2009, 11:26 PM
Great pics. Love the snow covered trees.