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Thread: Tecumseh, Aug. 31 (Just Trish, not Alex)

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    Sounds fun, Trish. It's getting towards that time of year when it's best to hike. Falling leaves, crisp air, no bugs, the promise of winter in the air...my favourite time of year. If I ever get hitched, I want to drag the potential Mrs. up to the Whites in early October to propose - doesn't get much more romantic then that.

    And I've only done Tecumseh once, in January. It was absolutely lovely and possibly even doable with Alex.



    Have fun with that list - I haven't even finished the 48 once.

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    Your picture is lovely! Yes, Tecumseh seems like a good starter winter hike. Tom, Field and Willey too, I'm guessing. Seems to me winter hikes can be in some ways much nicer than summer hikes. One could safely slide down many trails instead of rock-hopping. More views. Less people, perhaps. Anyway, I look forward to learning.

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    As kids we used to see who could hike the longest without using their hands. On some trails it does get hard - and you forget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrishandAlex View Post
    Your picture is lovely! Yes, Tecumseh seems like a good starter winter hike. Tom, Field and Willey too, I'm guessing. Seems to me winter hikes can be in some ways much nicer than summer hikes. One could safely slide down many trails instead of rock-hopping. More views. Less people, perhaps. Anyway, I look forward to learning.
    We've discovered the joy of winter hiking the last couple of years (spent Feb vacation in Crawford Notch the last 2). I don't feel quite ready for a major above treeline adventure with ice axe and crampons yet but doing some of the lower peaks on snowshoes has been incredible. I used to hate being outside in the cold but hiking in the snow is changing my mind. I agree about the easier downhill part too - much easier on the knees than rock hopping.
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    I agree about the easier downhill part too - much easier on the knees than rock hopping.
    Yes indeed - I even brought a sled to a few of our hikes last winter, though I wouldn't recommend that for Alex.

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    It should be noted that Peter Crane, Obs director, is very humbly and quietly approaching the completion of this amazing feat.
    "I'm trying to figure out some novel approach that no one has ever done."
    I've been doing them naked in all seasons.

    "I guess the fastest it could be done is one year but doing all 48 in January would be a challange and if you miss just one then you would have to wait a full year to do it again."
    Actually, the most challenging months are in the spring when the snow is rotten and the trails are streams and mud.

    "Yes indeed - I even brought a sled to a few of our hikes last winter"
    Just a note: If you sled or Swiss Bob off a mountain it is considered mechanical means and would not count. Skis and glissading on snowshoes is allowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot View Post
    It should be noted that Peter Crane, Obs director, is very humbly and quietly approaching the completion of this amazing feat.

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    Go Peter!!! That's awesome!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot View Post
    I've been doing them naked in all seasons.
    Mark

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    I've been doing them naked in all seasons

    AHHH!! MY VIRGIN EYES!!!

    Well, that IS a novel approach. Not sure I'd want to tackle Washington in January in my birthday suit, though....


    Just a note: If you sled or Swiss Bob off a mountain it is considered mechanical means and would not count. Skis and glissading on snowshoes is allowed.

    Hmm. Thanks for pointing that out. I'd hate to get the list done and then realize half of them didn't count. Sure was fun, though.

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    Talking O.K. Kevin ............

    Now I have to say that doing the grid naked would be very difficult. I guess what ever people can thinkl of. I agree Washington in Jan. would be very difficult with no clothes.

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