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Snow Miser
09-08-2010, 02:27 PM
This past Sunday, my friend John and I drove up from PA to meet up with Anna LeBlanc, her husband Gary, and their cute dog Nigel for a loop hike on the UNH Trail to Hedgehog Mountain. It was a perfect day to hike with some very nice new hiking friends.

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This is Nigel, who is a much better hiker than you would expect being that his legs are so short. He was quite the athlete, leading us up the trail the entire way. I even tried to get in the lead once, but he wasn't hearing of that. :D

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Once on the East Ledges, we had a great view of Mount Chocoura in the distance.

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On our descent, Anna pointed out some heavy rain showers over Crawford Notch and probably The Presi's. Luckily, they headed SE and away from us.

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The entire hike was a really nice one. We had nice cool temperatures with somewhat breezy conditions.

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Hedgehog Mountain isn't that high in elevation, or is it a particularly long hike as far as distance goes. But, it sure does afford the hiker some of the best views in The Whites.


A complete photo set can see here. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pastramionrye/sets/72157624909374900/)

Jimmy Legs and Little d
09-08-2010, 02:59 PM
Bob,
A very nice report and photos of your trek up Hedgehog. We hiked it a few winters ago with snowshoes and it was definitely a fine hike for being a smaller mountain. Nigel is quite the hiker and such a "cutie." Always so nice to meet fellow MWO members too.
Next time you talk with John say HI! for us.

Donna:)

Anna LeBlanc
09-08-2010, 03:15 PM
Bob,
Thank you for writing the TR.It definitely beats anything I could have done.We really enjoyed spending the day with you and John and are looking forward to the next time we can get together.:D

Nigel wants to thank his "Uncles" for being so patient with him too.


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Anna,Gary and Nigel

KSearl
09-08-2010, 04:26 PM
Great trip report. Hedgehog is one of my favorites, although I have not done it in quite some time (I have only climbed it once). Did you guys go clockwise or counter? I think you said above that you reached the East Ledges and I assume you meant prior to the summit, which would indicate clockwise.

Great pictures and you did pick a great day for it. Thanks for sharing.

Karl

Anna LeBlanc
09-08-2010, 07:38 PM
Great trip report. Hedgehog is one of my favorites, although I have not done it in quite some time (I have only climbed it once). Did you guys go clockwise or counter? I think you said above that you reached the East Ledges and I assume you meant prior to the summit, which would indicate clockwise.

Great pictures and you did pick a great day for it. Thanks for sharing.



Karl


Hi Karl,
You are absolutely right!! We did go clockwise.:D


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Anna

1HappyHiker
09-08-2010, 09:14 PM
Bob . . . you picked a good hike, and picked some great folks to meet up with. Thanks for sharing this experience with us via your report and photos.

Snow Miser
09-09-2010, 07:44 AM
Bob . . . you picked a good hike, and picked some great folks to meet up with. Thanks for sharing this experience with us via your report and photos.

Thanks John! I appreciate the nice words. :)

Stets
09-09-2010, 09:17 AM
Nice hike!

I have only done that route once (counterclockwise) but it was quite memorable.

Interesting views for the effort.

Beautiful photos. STP shirt looks great!

On the way out did you happen to check out Allen's Ledge?

Snow Miser
09-09-2010, 12:27 PM
On the way out did you happen to check out Allen's Ledge?

Actually, I'm not sure if we did. We did pass over a few in different areas. Anna, do you know?

Anna LeBlanc
09-09-2010, 12:38 PM
Actually, I'm not sure if we did. We did pass over a few in different areas. Anna, do you know?

I'm pretty sure we did but I can't be positive.We came down at a pretty steady clip once we saw the front coming in.

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Anna

KathyC
09-09-2010, 07:43 PM
Great TR, It looks like everyone had a great time, especially Nigel....:p

Anna LeBlanc
09-10-2010, 03:26 PM
Great TR, It looks like everyone had a great time, especially Nigel....:p

He had a blast Kathy.But like Bob said he had to lead the whole way up and down.:o

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Anna

KD Talbot
09-14-2010, 12:55 PM
Great Tr and pics of a great hike with great folks! Go Nigel!

KDT