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    brianW posted this on Views From The Top this morning. I just had to share it here. So true!!

    Quote Originally Posted by brianW
    One of my good friends posted a picture on FB on the summit of Washington. I gave him a hard time for not hiking but another person wrote this just after my comment.

    "FYI Mt Washington is my favorite illustration in Childbirth Class. The hikers do it naturally, the epidural people take the auto road and the C/S people are on the Cog Railway, but really counts is the view from the top!"
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    Thank you Mark for posting this....it's something I needed to read today...I gotta get off those epidural injections and hit the trail...let nature take it's course...Find me a path or two to wander on...
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    That's a great quote. We are taking the kids up next week...they are 9, 14 and 16...the 14 year old is Autistic. My wife and I climbed for STP and she thought the kids would enjoy the mountain more if they didn' have to climb from the bottom. So we are going to drive up as far as the trail to the alpine garden and then work our way over to lake in the clouds and then up to the summit. My hope is the experience will make them appreciate the mountain more and some day they will climb it from the bottom with enthusiasm. I guess that makes it the epidural route! ;-)

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    Have a great time next week Chris. I hope you have nice weather, and your kids enjoy the day hiking.
    Bob

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    Twenty, ten, five and let it freeeeEEEEEEeeze!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BanjoChris View Post
    That's a great quote. We are taking the kids up next week...they are 9, 14 and 16...the 14 year old is Autistic. My wife and I climbed for STP and she thought the kids would enjoy the mountain more if they didn' have to climb from the bottom. So we are going to drive up as far as the trail to the alpine garden and then work our way over to lake in the clouds and then up to the summit. My hope is the experience will make them appreciate the mountain more and some day they will climb it from the bottom with enthusiasm. I guess that makes it the epidural route! ;-)
    Hope you have a great time with the kids. I will be up in the Whites next week as well.
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    The White's look like the place to be, I'll also be up there next weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyC View Post
    The White's look like the place to be, I'll also be up there next weekend.
    Lucky you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtruman View Post
    brianW posted this on Views From The Top this morning. I just had to share it here. So true!!
    While this is true the "mountain" doesn't really become the mountain until Winter and there's only one way to get up there then...
    'when it starts to hurt your nearly halfway and probably should get out those ropes & put your crampons on"

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    To me - it's kinda like sex - when you get to the top, it's over. All the fun is in the "getting there" . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithtim View Post
    While this is true the "mountain" doesn't really become the mountain until Winter and there's only one way to get up there then...
    via the SnoCat?
    Mark

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    and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
    Wash your spirit clean. - John Muir


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