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Tim&Val
07-31-2009, 07:53 PM
Hi Everyone,

We had a great hike on Saturday! Congratulations to our sister-in-law, Heather, for her first ascent of MW! We really enjoyed seeing everyone at the dinner!

Trip report here (http://www.barkeater.ws/NH48/images/MtWashington/20090725/STP2009Frames.asp)

I'm very sad that we missed Kevin and Judy's shin-dig again, but we'll try to catch up with you on a day other than STP this year. We did have a nice Sunday night with Mark and Natalie!

Valerie

Charlie
07-31-2009, 08:08 PM
very nice pictures
and i was thinking the same thing " Does it help you or hurt you that you cannot see the summit when you are hiking? "

in my case i think it helped me make it ,i was getting a little tired and if i could see how much more i had to go it may have bin harder . but i liked it when i walked up to Brad and Ed ,Brad said look whats hear the auto road :eek:
that made my day :D

KD Talbot
07-31-2009, 08:24 PM
Great TR and report! We didn't get the wind on Boott Spur and lots more views. The flower is Painted Cup Castilleja septentrionalis. Nice pics!

KDT

mtruman
07-31-2009, 11:53 PM
Great TR and pics Val (and Tim). Was great getting the time on the trail with you guys as well as the Sunday night campfire. My apologies to Heather for leaving her name out of our TR. Names seem to fall out of my head way too quickly these days. Tough getting old :( Look forward to seeing all of you again in the mountains soon!

Snow Miser
08-01-2009, 10:06 AM
Great TR and photos Val and Tim. Thanks. I bet your sister-in-law was in awe at what a great hike and event it was.

TrishandAlex
08-03-2009, 06:09 AM
Nice TR and pictures -- your pix documented your journey really well. Congrats on your hike!

CHRIS
08-05-2009, 03:56 PM
Great T/R Val. I read it on your site and just now remembered I hadn't made a comment here. Your pictures are fantastic. I was in fog like that all on the summit and into the ravine. I need to get back into the ravine when its clear. Hopefully in the fall the colors must be beautiful. I am going to try to take Brad up on an offer to go into it in the winter for a sunrise. Hopefully I will get some time off to do that. I hope you don't mind but I am going to try to snag a copy of the picture of my family you took at the dinner.

P.S. looking forward to you Mt. Mausilauke report. I am trying to get there the second week of Sept.

Brad
08-05-2009, 11:34 PM
Chris, a place to check out in the fall is Square Ledge right across the road from PNVC. We were not sure of the trail and did not take tripods with us. But, it turns out taking a good solid tripod would not have been hard. I am hoping to do that again this fall.

CHRIS
08-06-2009, 06:38 AM
Thanks for the head up on Square Ledge. I will look into that. My new tripod folds up to about 14" and only weighs 3.5#'s so bringing it is pretty easy. Its a Benro carbon fiber travel angel with ball head. I find it to be very solid. Can you get a good shot of the ravines from there?

RedDogPatch
08-09-2009, 05:57 PM
Thanks for the excellent TR and, the fantastic photos`! Wished my pictures were as nice..:)
R-D-P

Tim&Val
08-09-2009, 07:34 PM
P.S. looking forward to you Mt. Mausilauke report. I am trying to get there the second week of Sept.

Sorry this has been so slow! Life is happening faster than I can document it, which is a very GOOD THING!!! :D I'll try to get it done this week!

Please feel free to snag the family pic! If you would like, I can post a link to a larger version that would be better for printing! PM me if you would rather have that.


Chris, a place to check out in the fall is Square Ledge right across the road from PNVC. We were not sure of the trail and did not take tripods with us. But, it turns out taking a good solid tripod would not have been hard. I am hoping to do that again this fall.

I did Square Ledge a few years ago as my first (and only) solo hike. Tim and his dad were on Mt Washington and I wasn't yet up to that type of hike, so I dropped them off, then did Square Ledge, then drove up the Auto Road to have lunch with them. It was a very nice hike! My very short trip report is here. (http://www.barkeater.ws/nh48/images/SquareLedge/20050910/SquareLedgeFrames.htm)

Valerie

Brad
08-09-2009, 09:03 PM
Thanks for the head up on Square Ledge. I will look into that. My new tripod folds up to about 14" and only weighs 3.5#'s so bringing it is pretty easy. Its a Benro carbon fiber travel angel with ball head. I find it to be very solid. Can you get a good shot of the ravines from there?
Chris, the view into the ravines is excellent - if there are no clouds, of course. Here is a view looking back into Tuckerman ravine.

http://images41.fotki.com/v1340/photos/8/8235/6804195/CRW_7226a-vi.jpg

Looking down Pinkham Notch

http://images40.fotki.com/v1333/photos/8/8235/6804195/CRW_7196a-vi.jpg

The summit

http://images42.fotki.com/v1320/photos/8/8235/6804195/CRW_7321a-vi.jpg

Full set of pictures are at http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/maine/fall/2008-fall

CHRIS
08-10-2009, 07:59 AM
Thanks Brad for the pics and link. It looks like you can get some incredable shots of colors and the ravines in the Fall. I do belive this one is going on my list.

Thanks Val for the link to your report. I have to agree with you. When your alone it does make you jumpy with the noise.