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    Default Ammo to the Summit..a dream realized

    I finally did it!!! I have always been fascinated with the mountain and remember sitting on the Western Promenade in Portland looking out at the white mountain. It seemed to call to me and I remember the days of a child's fantasy about the adventures on the white beast called Mount Washington. As I grew older I still wondered what it was like and the urge to climb it lingered, festered. I began hiking a little over a year ago and this WAS the goal for me. To realize a dream that had thus far been unfulfilled. Now it is fulfilled.

    The pictures can be found at the link below. It starts with a few foliage shots from the drive to Ammo.

    http://public.fotki.com/lwa11/2007pl...nt-washington/

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    Default Way to go Lloyd!

    You finally did it! Nice going! Looks like you had a crystal clear day! Nice shots!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lwa11
    I finally did it!!! I have always been fascinated with the mountain and remember sitting on the Western Promenade in Portland looking out at the white mountain. It seemed to call to me and I remember the days of a child's fantasy about the adventures on the white beast called Mount Washington. As I grew older I still wondered what it was like and the urge to climb it lingered, festered. I began hiking a little over a year ago and this WAS the goal for me. To realize a dream that had thus far been unfulfilled. Now it is fulfilled.

    The pictures can be found at the link below. It starts with a few foliage shots from the drive to Ammo.

    http://public.fotki.com/lwa11/2007pl...nt-washington/
    Good for you, man. Now you can start planning trips up some of the other trails that lead you to the top. Nice pics!
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    It was a crystal clear day. I could not have asked for a better one.

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    What a wonderful day and a great personal achievement. The mountain is a very pretty spot and you certainly saw it at its "best". Wait till you see some nasty weather - you will still love it.

    Your pictures are great.
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    I have been pretty lucky with weather in the Whites so far and I am sure living only a couple hours away has helped.

    I am excited to see it though in other conditions. I was thinking of maybe an overnight at the Observatory this winter but we shall see. One heck of a good week for me though.

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    Congraulations!
    Nice pictures as well. It looks like you had a superb day!
    When you're chewing on life's gristle
    Don't grumble, give a whistle
    And this'll help things turn out for the best. And always look on the bright side of life.

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    Default Re: Ammo to the Summit..a dream realized

    Congratulations on your achievement! Realizing a dream is a wonderful thing!

    BTW, did you climb Tucks and then hike the crossover to the Lakes before summiting? That seems to be the sequence.

    The pictures are outstanding. You lucked out with a beautiful autumn New England day. I've climbed Mt. Washington eight times, and only twice was the weather such as you enjoyed.

    It makes my heart hurt, as a New England exile condemned to Mississippi, to look at pictures such as this. But I'd rather visit the place I'd love to be by photograph than not at all.

    Thank you for the pictures, and keep climbing!
    Why did I climb the mountain? Because I was there.
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    Lloyd, when you go into the album looking at the thumbnails you have an option on the left to "Rearrange photos". I select "Filename Alphabetic" and then ascending. If the file names are from the digital camera the pictures will be in sequence as you took them. Then you can do a manual rearrangement to move a specific picture like that cool pano up to be first.
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    Got ya Brad. Thanks for the tip.

    I went up the Ammo the whole way.

    My wife has talke dof wanting to move near her family in PA but I am just not sure I can leave all of this behind.

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