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OT: Bagged A Couple 4,000 Footers

CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,157
My kid and I hiked the Franconia Ridge Loop trail in NH this past Saturday. Great weather, and 50+ mph winds on the ridge. Believe it when AMC rated this trail as difficult. 8.6 miles of muscle fatigue. Loved every minute of it - after the fact. 


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  • HotchHotch Posts: 3,480
    WOW!!
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 25,355
    the ridge must have been brutal this time of year with a 50 mph wind.  mt washington looks to be snowpacked right now, was looking at it from the lake this weekend
  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,157
    the ridge must have been brutal this time of year with a 50 mph wind.  mt washington looks to be snowpacked right now, was looking at it from the lake this weekend


    Yup, we spent as little time on the ridge as possible. The ridge was very beautiful in a severe kind of way.

    Mt Washington is definitely snow-covered, we could see it for a few seconds at a shot when the clouds would briefly clear.

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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 13,590
    My muscles hurt just lookin at the pictures. Congrats on the accomplishment.
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  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,157
    My muscles hurt just lookin at the pictures. Congrats on the accomplishment.
    Mine still hurt 3 days later - going downstairs is brutal currently. Glad I did it, but my body hates me. 
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  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 14,733
    WAY TO GO.

    Once getting elevation in your blood, it never stops.

    Love the images. That is my favorite thing to do, is bagging summits. I know exactly the burn you feel, but the high you get from it is a rush like none other. The view is always worth the climb.

    See you at the top.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

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  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,157
    YukonRon said:
    WAY TO GO.

    Once getting elevation in your blood, it never stops.

    Love the images. That is my favorite thing to do, is bagging summits. I know exactly the burn you feel, but the high you get from it is a rush like none other. The view is always worth the climb.

    See you at the top.
    Thanks Ron. Did Mt Washington a number of years ago via Tuckerman Ravine trail - once you get past the headwall it is just a scramble from one boulder to another. 
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,340
    Now now you just need to ski Tuckerman’s. It’s a much faster route down.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 31,680
    YukonRon said:
    WAY TO GO.

    Once getting elevation in your blood, it never stops.

    Love the images. That is my favorite thing to do, is bagging summits. I know exactly the burn you feel, but the high you get from it is a rush like none other. The view is always worth the climb.

    See you at the top.
    (warning: sappy rocky mountain high video response follows)



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  • KayakKayak Posts: 203
    Are you going to become a 46'er in the Adirondacks next?

    Bob

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  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 14,733
    Mike,

    We have done summits around the world, none are the same and all have been exciting. 

    I did the Ammonoosic trail years ago on the The Big Rock Pile, will do it again after retirement. This had to be one of the most gratifying of all.

    Very cool Mike...I could not be more impressed.

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    Louisville, Kentucky
  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,157
    edited October 22
    Kayak said:
    Are you going to become a 46'er in the Adirondacks next?
    Maybe after I finish all of the 4,000 footers in NH. 
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  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,157
    Now now you just need to ski Tuckerman’s. It’s a much faster route down. 
    Way too steep for me, and too many people have died doing it. 
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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 9,340
    Nice to see you Navy guys can strap on the boots and walk when you need to.   You have some amazing pictures and even better memories!

    Great trip!
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  • TN_EggerTN_Egger Posts: 897
    Cool post.

    Type II Fun:  Not so much while you're doing it, but fun after the fact.

    A BGE chiminea, a small and a 17" BS in Las Cruces, NM

  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,157
    TN_Egger said:
    Cool post.

    Type II Fun:  Not so much while you're doing it, but fun after the fact.
    Had that exact conversation with my kid during the hike, he'd never heard the phrase before. 
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  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 3,689
    Awesome achievement there Mike. It is great to see someone go after something, and accomplish their goal.  Way to go! 
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