View Full Version : Hedgehog.

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.


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


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



Passaconaway from ledges partway up.


Lastly, our other traveling companion:


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

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).


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!

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

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)

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:


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:


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


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.