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CHRIS
06-20-2013, 04:45 PM
Well it's getting close to this years Seek the Peak. I figured I would start a thread so people could post where they will be staying and when they will be hiking and what routes you will be taking.

As for myself I will be staying at my house in a nice comfortable bed. It is so nice live in Maine now and no need to travel to get to this awesome event.

I will be hiking Friday the 19th with Bob and Armando. We will be going up the Ammo trail and some of us will be going down the Jewell and possibly Tucks.
I usually hike on the Friday because I find it less hectic and no need to rush to get to the dinner and drive to the summit on Saturday.

So post your information here and maybe some of you can hook up and hike together.

Snow Miser
06-20-2013, 06:40 PM
Great idea for a thread Chris! I will be staying in a comfy bed at a motel in Bartlett after a long 8 hour drive from PA. :D And I will be hiking with you and Armando on Friday, in full kilted attire. Really hoping we have good weather like last year. Looking forward to seeing everyone again!!! :)

sdways01
06-21-2013, 09:11 AM
I plan to sleep in my own bed the night before as well, but then will have to make the approx. 2.5 to 3 hr drive up before hiking though. Haven't fully decided on a route yet. Being as I will be coming off of my volunteer week on the summit, it will be like I haven't even left yet.

How is everyone doing on their fundraising goals as well?

CHRIS
06-21-2013, 04:11 PM
I don't mis the 3 hour rides. As for fundraising. I am just over my half way point and I am stuck :-/

Snow Miser
06-22-2013, 08:37 AM
How is everyone doing on their fundraising goals as well?

I'm not as far as I'd like to be at this point in time. Must get going this week!

Trailsend
06-22-2013, 09:40 PM
I will be hiking on Friday with my kilted brothers Chris and Bob. Plans are to go up the Ammo and come down Tucks which is convinent for me since I will be camping in Moose Brook during STP weekend.

KathyC
06-23-2013, 08:11 AM
I will also be sleeping in a nice comfy bed the entire time I am there.:D

Right now my plan is to go up on Wednesday and will be staying at The Golden Gables the first 2 nights. And then checking in at the Eastern Slope Inn on Friday for a week, that is directly across the street from the Weather Center. So, anyone is welcome to use the pool or hot tub at the place, like a pool party. LOL

I won't be hiking to the summit, but planning to hike to the bottom of Tucks with a friend of mine that Friday. For me that will be an accomplishment.

I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone.

Charlie
07-02-2013, 08:17 PM
Like Chris I to will be in my own bed the night before the hike. I to will be hiking with every one on Friday or should I be saying I will be trying to drag my body up the trail.
See you all in 17 days

BanjoChris
07-08-2013, 10:12 AM
Hi All!!

A Friday climb...if only...we'll be making the drive up on Friday and currently planning to do Ammo up and Jewel down. Last year we did Ammo and Tuck and had a blast.

I'm getting ready for one more fundraising push...doing well this year, but barely halfway to my goal!

Can't wait to see everyone!

Chris

JtCatLaroo
07-16-2013, 08:48 PM
This is my first time hiking Mt. Washington (YAY!!) and I'm just looking for advice on what to pack. Any help would be MUCH appreciated. :)

Also, are trail maps available for purchase there?

Thanks everyone!

BanjoChris
07-17-2013, 08:41 AM
This will be my 7th climb, 5th in support of STP. Assume the worst. More years than not the summit has been cold, rainy and windy (40's, wet & 40+ knots). What you see in the valley is not what you get on the summit, even on a beautiful day. I think the summit high is only 72 degrees. Bring changes of socks, shirts, bring rain gear, wind breaker and something dry to change into at the summit. Even if it isn't raining you will probably do some sweating in the climb and will be wet on the summit, in the cool breeze.

For all its challenges, the rock pile is still my favorite climb in the Whites.

Have a blast!!!

Chris

CHRIS
07-17-2013, 02:26 PM
Very good advise. One other thing is water plenty of water.

BanjoChris
07-17-2013, 06:18 PM
Thanks Chris!!

Water...yes...definately bring water...and drink it regularly on the way up and down...don't wait until you're thirsty!!!

The other Chris

KathyC
07-18-2013, 06:26 AM
My partner dropped out on me. Even though we were just planning to hike the tucks trail to the hut and back, she has asthma and is too worried with the heat and humidity. But, I can totally understand that.

All of you that are hiking the summit, PLEASE Listen to the warnings of the heat and humidity and especially the potential storms for Saturday. I know that it's only once a year and it's looked forward to, but we don't need any hero's, I don't think that is what it is all about.

JtCatLaroo
07-22-2013, 09:08 AM
Thanks for all the help, guys! We always bring lots of water for any hike. We ended up hiking Saturday morning but only up to Tucks - a little past the huts. If we didn't have a 4.5 hour drive home on Sunday, we would have hiked then so we could have reached the summit. It was funny that I was worried about my 8-year-old son's ability to hike that much, then he was flying past me. :) Oh to be a kid again!

Next year we are planning on booking a week up there starting with the STP weekend and going home the next. That way we have a better chance at catching better weather so we can actually make it to the summit. I can't wait. The entire weekend was so much fun. :D