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    i have to say that when i started talking about doing this i knew i was going to have a hard time with the hike .then talking with brad and then having the pleasure of hiking up with him and Corey it was the best hike i ever had .
    i did not make it to the top i stopped at the bottom of lions head at 4565ft ,my legs started to cramp up and i said to brad to keep going .i found a nice conformable rock [ that was hard to find a rock ] and sat there for 2hr just looking and looking and looking . this is the highest i ever hiked so when i started i said it does not mater to me to make the top but to go as much as i can . if it was not for brad and Corey i would have not made it to this height .

    this day was one of the top days of my life to have made it this far and to have the chance to meet some amazon people .

    thanks to all the people that had a hand in making this event happen and i will be back next year for STP 2009

    all i can say is i made it to my peak this day and will never forget it

    thanks charlie
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    Default sounds great!

    Charlie:

    Sounds like u had a phenomenal day, and have exactly the right attitude about it all....was a great day to sit and take in the sights.

    Was a great STP....my first as well (but not my last!)

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post

    all i can say is i made it to my peak this day and will never forget it
    Way to go man, that's the spirit, and what's most important is you have no regrets!
    "LIVE FREE OR DIE...DEATH IS NOT THE WORST OF ALL EVILS." Gen. John Stark. "by reason of much foule weather and Extreme Bad Woods to travel in..." From the letter of my Great Uncle, Samuel Willard (accompanied by my grandfather Henry), to Governor Dummer on August 16, 1725, explaining the reason for his return, being instructed to "range all the country", of the Wawobadenik (White Mountains) July 19-August 16, 1725. I am a 13th generation New Englander and proud of it.

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    Smile Smiling ear 2 ear,

    Fantastic Job Charlie, Fantastic!!!
    These are the stories I look forward to most
    after Seek The Peak! I do not know you but
    I feel awesome for you ,Friend.
    I always struggle hiking up Mt Washington
    and Man Do I feel it more today,
    in my calves then I did yesterday.
    Charlie I hope your feeling of accomplishment
    stays with you all the way till STP09.
    I am sure you put a smile on faces that
    you have never even seen. (You did mine....)


    Nice,
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    I posted some words about Charlie's accomplishments in another thread. But it is only right to add here too. As we were going up from Pinkham Charlie mentioned he had a goal of getting to Hermit Shelter. To do that he would be very pleased.

    We kept a steady but not really too a slow pace up to the junction with Lions Head trail. There were a few stops for photos - but not really any need for rest stops. It was a steady - breathing easy - climb. We actually made very good time to the junction. At the junction with Lions Head trail we met several people, talked a bit and then just continued together up the trail - up the rock ledges - up the ladder - up to getting a great view out over the valley. Charlie had gone way past his personal goal and did extremely well. But, as we reached the edge of treeline he knew he should not go farther and I respect him greatly for knowing this and acting wisely on it. He stopped and enjoyed the view of a lifetime. Such a day to get to that level and be able to see out over the valley to Wildcat.

    Charlie, we are pleased you had such a great day. And I am proud to have been able to be there with you for it.
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    thank you to all like i said it is a day i will remember until i make the top next year when i go all the way .


    i will start working on my legs as soon as the pain stops


    thanks charlie
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    Nice job Charlie, its great to hear about anybody attempting Mount Washington.
    Bill
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    There is just something so inspirational about being high in the mountains. I am in constant awe of the landscape (and I live here). Charlie - your day sounds like a gift!
    Hold on to those memories and I'll see you on the trail in '09.

    >^..^<

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    Congrats Charlie! Any time on the trail is better than time sitting at a desk! And besides, its the journey, not necessarily the destination.
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    Charlie,

    Congratulations on your accomplishment! It was great to meet up with you on Lion's Head! The mountain is all about what you make of it. It sounds like you had a phenomenal experience! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Valerie

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