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Grid: Isolation

Sunday, February 19, 2023 Miles: 10.81 Start/End: Roaring Brook TH Elevation gain/loss: 3497′ Peaks: Engine Hill, Isolation With an early finish the night before, I went to bed relatively early as well. I woke up a bit later than yesterday and then headed over to the trailhead. I started out at 6:30am with no one … Continue reading Grid: Isolation

Grid: Moriah

Friday, February 17, 2023 Miles: 8.5 Start/End: Carter-Moriah TH Elevation gain/loss: 3714′ Peaks: Surprise, Moriah For this ascent, I wore my snowshoes both for the temperatures (low 40s in the valley) and to prevent straining my heel further. The temperatures dropped by ~20 degrees during my hike, and the wind was blowing the light snow … Continue reading Grid: Moriah

Grid: Presi Traverse

Sunday, February 12, 2023 Miles: 20.22 Start/End: Appalachia TH/Crawford Notch Elevation gain/loss: 10,056′ Peaks: Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Washington, Monroe, Eisenhower, Pierce, Jackson After a short but relatively cozy night sleeping in my car at a trailhead, I met up with two hikers at Crawford Notch at 5:15am to spot a car. We then drove around … Continue reading Grid: Presi Traverse

Grid: Hale

Saturday, February 11, 2023 Miles: 9.74 Start/End: winter lot across from Zealand Rd Elevation gain/loss: 2825′ Peaks: Hale After hiking the Kinsmans and Cannon, I found myself with plenty of daylight left. After so much time in the Adirondacks, it felt like a painfully short and incomplete day. So I drove over to Zealand Rd … Continue reading Grid: Hale

NE111: Hunter

Sunday, February 5, 2023 Miles: 4.47 Start/End: Stony Clove Notch, Rt-214 Elevation gain/loss: 2382′ Peaks: Hunter After hiking Slide earlier in the morning, we started from the trailhead at 11:15am and finished in 2.25 hours. The trail was very well traveled and the parking lot had at least half a dozen cars. The top portion … Continue reading NE111: Hunter

NE111: Slide

Sunday, February 5, 2023 Miles: 5.4 Start/End: Slide Mountain TH, NY-47 Elevation gain/loss: 1896′ Peaks: Slide After a 3-3-1/2 hour drive from home, I met up with my friend Katie. We started from the parking lot at 8:15am and it only took us 2.25 hours round trip. The hike up to the summit was gently … Continue reading NE111: Slide

SSW46: Sawteeth

Sunday, January 22, 2023 Miles: 12.42 Start/End: Ausable Club Elevation gain/loss: 3448’/3373′ Peaks: Sawteeth After a leisurely morning and a stop at Stuart’s for coffee, I rolled into the parking lot around 7:15 and then greeted everyone as they trickled in for a 7:30am start! Megan, Katie, Andy, and Jeff all joined me for my … Continue reading SSW46: Sawteeth

SSW46: Allen

Saturday, January 21, 2023 Miles: 18.79 Start/End: Upper Works Elevation gain/loss: 4160’/4262′ Peaks: Allen I woke up around 4:45am, dressed for the day, and headed out the door to drive an hour over to the Upper Works area. I met up with Katie at the parking lot a little after 6am; there had been ~6″ … Continue reading SSW46: Allen