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Cohos Trail day 7

Friday, October 8, 2021 Start: B & M ski shelter End: Davis Path trailhead/Rt-302 Miles: 21.61 Elevation gain/loss: 6690’/7500′ Mountains Climbed: just shy of Eisenhower, Isolation, Davis, Stairs, Resolution, Crawford After a bit of a restless night with odd dreams and nightmares about bears and ATV riders, I was awake an hour before sunrise at … Continue reading Cohos Trail day 7

Cohos Trail day 6

Thursday, October 7, 2021 Start: stealth site near Starr King summit End: B & M ski shelter Miles: 26.65 Elevation gain/loss: 3278’/5269′ Mountains climbed: Owl’s Head, Martha, Cherry I was up at 5:45am and decided to pack up. I was on trail by 6:40am. It wasn’t too cold, perhaps around 45-50 degrees, and I happily … Continue reading Cohos Trail day 6

Cohos Trail day 5

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 Start: Percy Rd Lodge & Campground End: stealth site near Starr King summit Miles: 24.72 Elevation gain/loss: 8448’/5587′ Mountains Climbed: Rodger’s Ledge, The bulge, Cabot, Terrace, Weeks, Middle Weeks, South Weeks, Waumbek, Starr King After getting to bed around 8:45pm last night, I was awake at 5:45 and on trail by … Continue reading Cohos Trail day 5

Cohos Trail day 3

Monday, October 4, 2021 Start: Coleman State Park Campground End: Baldhead lean-to Miles: 18.32 Elevation gain/loss: 4925’/4173′ Mountains climbed: Tumble Dick Mountain, Mud Pond Ridge, Sanguinary Mountain, Table Rock, and Baldhead Mountain I tossed and turned starting around 3-4am, but stayed in the lusciously soft bed until 6am. I didn’t want to start until dawn … Continue reading Cohos Trail day 3

Cohos Trail day 2

Sunday, October 3, 2021 Start: Young’s Store/Rt 3 End: Coleman State Park Campground Miles: 24.2 Elevation gain/loss: 2756’/2090′ I started from the Rt 3 trailhead at 7:45am. Toby dropped me off before he started heading towards home. The first section was ATV road, followed by dirt road, then more ATV road, followed by even more … Continue reading Cohos Trail day 2

Cohos Trail day 1

Saturday, October 2, 2021 Start: Fourth Connecticut Lake/Canadian border End: Young’s Store/Rt 3 Miles: 26.5 Elevation gain/loss: 3563’/4357′ Mountains climbed: Covell, Prospect Toby and I drove to the trailhead early in the morning and got started by 7:15am. The terrain was strangely rocky and everything was wet. When I got back to where we had … Continue reading Cohos Trail day 1

Swan Song

Saturday-Sunday, September 18-19, 2021 Start/End: Appalachia Trailhead Mileage: 27.13 Elevation gain/loss: 15,433′ Total time: 20:51 Moving time: 18:42, 2:10 water stops/pauses on treacherous wet rocks Clock: 3:45am-12:30am GaiaGPS track I woke up at 3am on Saturday morning, after getting set up in one of the lean-tos at Moose Brook State Park on Friday evening. I … Continue reading Swan Song

Hut2Hut Traverse

Saturday-Sunday, September 11-12, 2021 Start: Nineteen Mile Trailhead End: Old Bridle Path Trailhead Mileage: 51.88 Elevation gain/loss: 18,957′ Total time (car to car): 24:02:48 Moving time: 22:52, 1:10 water/hut stops Clock: 4:45am-4:45am I was awake at 3am, and met Ali’s Rides at the end trailhead at 3:45am. We drove over to the Nineteen Mile trailhead, … Continue reading Hut2Hut Traverse

Super Pemi

Saturday, August 28, 2021 Start/end: Lincoln Woods trailhead Mileage: 42.7 Elevation gain/loss: 14,800′ Total time: 17:28:38 Moving time: 16:12, 1:16 water/hut stops Clock: 4:03am-9:31pm GaiaGPS track (pulled from Coros watch) I was awake at 3:15am, and quickly hit the road by 3:30am. At the trailhead, I paid for my parking, got my gear all sorted, … Continue reading Super Pemi