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  • Zealand, Twinway, and Bondcliff

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    Date: August 21-22, 2001 Trails: Zealand, Twinway, and Bondcliff Distance: 10+ miles Difficulty: Moderate Conditions: Drizzle Special Required Equipment: Boots, poles, water, and a sense of humor Trip Report: My wife Susan and I were waiting for our vacation week to arrive so we could hike to Mount Guyot campsite and spend the night after hiking to Mount Bond, Bondcliff, and West Bond. The weather wasn't as ideal as we had hoped with threats of l...

  • Adams and Madison, Northern Presidentials

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    Sunday, August 12, 2001 Distance: 10.2 miles Trip Report: We were originally planning to climb Mount Whiteface on 8/12/01 but changed our minds at the last minute when the weather gods saw fit to deliver an unusually clear day in the Northern Presidential's, so we decided to hike Mount Madison and Mount Adams as a loop instead. We arrived at the Appalachia parking lot just off of route 2 just after 8:00am Saturday morning. There were a least 20 cars ...

  • Long Trail Hike

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    Date: August 10-12, 2001 Trails: Long Trail Conditions: Excellent visibility Distance: 36 miles Difficulty: Moderate Conditions: Clear trails/Rain/Sun Trip Report: Well, I finally got the photos developed from the three day hike I did two weeks ago. Shelby (my trusty dog companion) and I left the Blazer at the trailhead on the bottom of the New Boston Trail in Chittenden and got a ride north to Lincoln Gap where the Long Trail crosses. It was a l...

  • Cadillac Mountain / Acadia

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    Date: Saturday, August 11, 2001 Trails: Bowl, Beehive, Bubbles Conditions: Excellent visibility Trip Report: The day started at 4:30 driving to the top of Cadillac Mountain to watch the sun rise at 5:25. We then started to drive the Park Loop Road to the Sand Beach Parking lot to hike the Beehive (best to arrive early to beat the crowds). Starting at the Bowl Trail, it is a short hike to the beginning of the Beehive trail. From the marker it is .3 m...

  • Mount Monroe, White Mountains, New Hampshire – Edmands Path, Crawford Path

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    Monday, August 6, 2001 Trails: Edmands Path, Crawford Path, Mt. Monroe Loop Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Conditions: Dry, Sunny & Hot; Calm winds Special Required Equipment: Sunglasses, sunscreen, and of course, plenty of water. Trip Report: David and I left Sugarloaf II campground in the Zealand Recreation Area at 7:20 AM. It looked to be a clear and warm summer day. Our original plan was to take a short up and back hi...

  • Great Gulf, White Mountains, New Hampshire

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    Friday - Sunday, August 3-5, 2001 Trip Report: Just had a super hike in the Great Gulf on the north side of Mount Washington, in New Hampshire. Hiked in on the Great Gulf Trail and set up camp about a 1/4 mile beyond the junction with the Six Husbands Trail. I continued up the Great Gulf to the Sphinx Trail, then over Mount Clay which I had never done in all the times I've been through there. Used the summit of Washington as a refueling stop, I bought m...

  • Mount Willey, Field, & Tom Hike, New Hampshire

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    Saturday, July 14, 2001 Trails: Ethan Pond to Willey Range to Mt. Tom Spur; A-Z trail from Tom & Field Col to Zealand Trail, Twinway to Zealand Hut, Ethan Pond Trail back to car with detour to Ripley Falls. Conditions: Quite a bit of mud as for my third hike in the Whites since winter, it rained again. Special Required Equipment: Mud-proofed boots, rain gear for when it was not raining, vegetation was soaked. Poles helped on this 17.6 mile da...

  • Hancocks Day Trip, White Mountains, New Hampshire

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    Hancocks Day Trip, White Mountains, New Hampshire Monday, May 28, 2001 View images from this Hike! Conditions: Wet early as it rained about 30 minutes at the beginning. Water crossings okay in morning & we crossed the larger crossings before afternoon storms. Several down trees but all pretty easy to manage. Some snow on Hancock loop between the summits but very manageable without s...

  • Day Hike to Mount Madison, White Mountains, New Hampshire

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    Sunday, March 18, 2001 Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Participants: Carole, Tim Scott, Mike P., Paul N., Garry G., Gary T. View images from this Hike! Comments: Trail conditions were Deep snow that was well packed in the lower elevations. As we got higher on Valley Way, the packed down trail got narrower & if you strayed from the middle at all you could end up post-holing right to yo...

  • Mount Garfield & Garfield Ridge trails to Mount Garfield

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    Date: Monday, February 19, 2001 Four guys (Paul, Garry, Roger and I), met at McDonalds on Route 112 in Lincoln, New Hampshire at 7:30 and discussed where we would go. The high peaks were in the clouds on the drive up. We decided on Garfield, a summer hike of 10 miles round trip, but due to the USFS road being closed in winter, this would be a 12.5 mile reintroduction to my Plastic boots since last winter and my first wake up at 3:30 AM in Connecticut hi...

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