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    Thank you. Woof!

    -Gryffin
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    Thank you. Woof!

    -Gryffin
  3. Thanks, Kevin! He's hard to take pictures of...

    Thanks, Kevin! He's hard to take pictures of (while trying to keep him under control...)

    Tim
  4. Adams 5 via Great Gulf, Six Husbands, Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Osgood

    I've been hiking in the White Mountains now for six+ years and for the last several, a trip into the Great Gulf has been on my bucket list. On Sunday, August 11, I had an opportunity to combine this...
  5. Note that VFTT is now at http://www.vftt.org -...

    Note that VFTT is now at http://www.vftt.org - the above link has a redirect, but it's not guaranteed to work forever.

    Tim
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    I have done both trails and the Jewell is an...

    I have done both trails and the Jewell is an easier trail. It is the easiest (not shortest) route up IMO.

    Tim
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    The winter trailhead is 100 yards shy of the...

    The winter trailhead is 100 yards shy of the actual cog lot. It's generally plowed, unless it snowed very recently. It was fine last Friday. The usual summer lot is NOT plowed in winter. There is...
  8. We descended Trinity Heights connector and over...

    We descended Trinity Heights connector and over the Cog tracks to follow the Gulfside. It's still very bony and icy here and we diverted back to the tracks for a bit as there is a definite no-fall...
  9. Happy Washington's Birthday ... to us!

    "Quick - what's the best way you can think of to spend George Washington's birthday?"........... "Yep, I agree!!"

    On BernerBabe's list to finish the 48 we had Monroe and Jefferson, which are...
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    Easy. I post a 2-3 line report with a link to...

    Easy. I post a 2-3 line report with a link to photos on my timeline and all my friends and contacts (people I collectively 'care' about) can see it, comment, like it, etc., and I feel good about...
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    We've recently had this conversation over on...

    We've recently had this conversation over on VFTT, which has lower than historical participation, but much higher than this forum. The end result really is that content is king. Without content,...
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    You pretty much nailed it, Billysinc ;) I can...

    You pretty much nailed it, Billysinc ;) I can only fine-tune what you already said:

    * The LW trail can be very packed and very icy making it a challenge to ski - depending on your skis, skills,...
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    On the trip above, I went from the Cog, up the...

    On the trip above, I went from the Cog, up the Ammo, Lake of the Clouds Hut, Mount Monroe, Mount Washington, Mount Clay, Mount Jefferson, Gulfside, Jewell, and back to the Cog. Anti-Clockwise.

    Tim
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    By trail map, you mean the Google Earth view of...

    By trail map, you mean the Google Earth view of my recorded GPS track? If so, then the top right is out-and-back to Monroe and the top-left is out-and-back over Clay to Jefferson. Did you mean...
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    The Ammo/Jewell start/finish at the same place. ...

    The Ammo/Jewell start/finish at the same place. You have a few choices - one is to park at the Cog hiker's lot ($5 I think). The other is to park at the Ammo hiker's lot (USFS, $3 or sticker),...
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    One avid hiker I know measured total elevation...

    One avid hiker I know measured total elevation gain as a percent of the way to the ISS (perigee 245mi, apogee 251mi), or ~1.3M feet ;)

    Tim
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    I can roughly compute that the SSW2012 involved...

    I can roughly compute that the SSW2012 involved 5500 miles of driving and about 200 gallons of gas ($700).

    Tim
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    Here are the data I have readily available: ...

    Here are the data I have readily available:



    List Peaks Trips Miles Elev Avg Miles Avg Elev Time HH:MM MPH FPH Time to complete
    NEHH 87 50 538 176,000 11.0 3665 334:00 1.5 500 6+ years...
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    W00t!! and welcome to the club! Tim

    W00t!! and welcome to the club!

    Tim
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    ALL the trails are available - see here:...

    ALL the trails are available - see here: http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?38643-WMNF-GIS-trails-data-GPX or http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?38643-WMNF-GIS-trails-data-GPX (or...
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    The new Jewell Spur goes out the back of the Cog...

    The new Jewell Spur goes out the back of the Cog (past the old / display engines), over the bridge, over the tracks and follows some blue-tipped grade stakes to meet back up with the Jewell Spur to...
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    This is a great resource:...

    This is a great resource: http://www.davidalbeck.com/hiking/pemiloop.html

    Tim
  23. Nice report! I like the shot of Washington's...

    Nice report! I like the shot of Washington's summit above Huntington Ravine just peering out of the clouds. Note that the USFS has adopted a policy of not replacing signage which is not necessary...
  24. The 'planks' are call puncheons or bog bridges...

    The 'planks' are call puncheons or bog bridges and they are as much for resource protection as for your convenience. A few years ago, the USFS adopted the policy of not replacing worn-out signs if...
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    I'm willing to bet that you get to the road/trail...

    I'm willing to bet that you get to the road/trail junction, slap your forehead, and say "D'Oh! What was I worried about?!?!" :cool:

    Tim
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