Swan Song, Take Two

Saturday, August 20, 2022 Start/Finish: Appalachia Trailhead Miles: 27.6 Gain/loss: 15,118′ Start time: 4:16am End time: 11:02pm Total time: 18:46 After a restless night sleeping in my car listening to a mouse chew on food wrappers, I was awake for good at 3:30am and at the trailhead by 4am. The trailhead itself was completely full, … Continue reading Swan Song, Take Two

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

Presi Traverse

Start: Appalachia trailhead Finish: Crawford Notch trailhead Miles: 19.95 Elevation gain: 8441′ With: Little Engine We were awake at 4:45am, and waiting at the Crawford Notch trailhead at 5:30am. Our shuttle was late, so we didn’t start out from Appalachia trailhead until 7am. The parking lot was only 30% full when we headed up the … Continue reading Presi Traverse