The Grid: Tecumseh

Thursday, November 18, 2021 Start/end: Waterville Valley Ski Area Miles: 4.72 Elevation gain/loss: 2310′ I started from the trailhead around 8pm, navigating by headlamp. It was lightly raining, and continued to lightly rain for my entire 2-hour hike. Around 2500′, the rocks were starting to accumulate some ice, though I was able to avoid most … Continue reading The Grid: Tecumseh

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

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