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Mountain Hiking 2016

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by tk421991, May 2, 2016.

  1. SKumar

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    I'm so glad I winter hike with friends. One hike last season I severely underestimated my hydration levels and my thighs cramped up REAL bad near the summit. I could barely walk on flat ground. Fortunately, people gave me extra water and electrolyte tabs which took an hour before I could walk again. I'll only do solo in the summer on a popular trail.
     
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    Going to try and climb some mountains in the presidential range this weekend.
     
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    Haven't been winter hiking for several years, but today was the day to get back into it. Did a quick hike up Cardigan. Nice hike, but wow was it windy at the top! No need for snowshoes today, microspikes was enough.

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    Pierce this weekend. IMG_20181208_161630_813.jpg
     
  5. Spanz

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    Just spent a week hiking at 8000 ft in Colorado. I am beat
     
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    Loudon man rescued in White Mountains during whiteout

     
  7. SKumar

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    NICE PICS

    I remember doing this a year ago, except it was -6F at the base. The trail was pure ice. Microspikes were essential. At the top, it reached -29F with wind chill. Once you were above treeline, it was a race to get behind the tower for wind protection. A bunch of groups were huddled next to eachother trying to shield themselves from freezing hell. One girls nose had developed a growing white spot, and she didnt even feel it! The day was nuts. I was double socked, double glove, double base layer top and bottom, wool everything, and still that was insane cold. What a day.
     
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    Just gotta keep moving. It was minus 15 with the wind on Pierce but manageable while moving. I through a face mask and goggles in my pack this time of year.
     
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    8078B9FE-AC58-42D7-8ABF-BF68198FAE82.jpeg 4CFEC835-C75C-4D1A-A2B2-DA965636125F.jpeg Did not know Thule made packs. 40 liter rear, 20 liter front. All sorts of compartments like for laptop, etc. more for travel than hard hiking, but it is a full pack. Available next month
     
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    E513042C-D1E8-4650-AF03-C8E3B8E04519.jpeg A quick trot up Mt Uncanoonuc in Goffstown, NH - some ice in The Cave.
     
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    Lonesome Lake in June:

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    And today, in February, the exact same spot:

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    Awesome shots
     
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    D37D7608-67B3-4900-A53A-A072DF67D862.jpeg Some Adirondack snowshoeing last weekend in the North Creek area
     

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    Nice views from Jackson yesterday, but very windy!

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    Anyone ever done Coburn and Aziscohos Mountains in Maine and Stinson, Parker, and Magalloway in NH? Thinking about doing them this summer.
     
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    I knew yesterday was a great day for hiking! It was way too hot for skiing [angry2]
     
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    If you put some gorp on your palm, those birds will eat from your hand. No fear of humans
     
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    Man killed in avalanche near Tuckerman Ravine

    avalanche in tuckerman ravine kills a skier yesterday.
    Watch where you are hiking up there!

    Experts say the snow can be unpredictable this time of year.

    "The winds pack it down and create wind slab, which can crack and break away, and lots of things can happen,” said Mike Cherim of Redline Guiding in Intervale. “It's winter on Mount Washington. That's normal. It's spring everywhere else. People need to wait for spring on Mount Washington to really get into the skiing and be careful."
     
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    I wonder if they caught it on the webcam they set up recently even though this was actually Tuckerman, not sure how close it is.
     
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    I will not f*** with mt washington until summertime. I don't get these people that hike it in the winter. The winds and temps at the top are death. Besides, ammonusac looks much better since you can hit Monroe and washington at the same time.
     
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    Any hiking above tree line is technical. You can not know the actual conditions until you are half way up and go “ oh shit!”
     
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    Always some real winners up in the Whites.

    Officials: Hiker rescued in NH was extremely unprepared

     
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    Wow. That trail is pretty hard to mistake since it's highly trafficked. I do agree that the temp differences between base and summit are significant.

    On a positive note, I'm so happy to be back in the hiking game now that ski season is sadly over. I'm gonna do some shorter mountains like Tecumseh and Jackson in the next couple weeks until the weather gets warmer.
     
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    I can't wait to get back into hiking.

    We hiked Cannon a few days before New Years but haven't been out since. That was quite the experience. It was 35 and sunny when we left the parking lot. Half way up a snow storm rolled in. We climbed the tower at the top of the mountain and the wind was unbelievable. We got to the restaurant at the top and the skiers looked at us like we were crazy. Didn't see any other hikers out that day. By the time we got back to the bottom it was sunny again. Crazy weather in the Whites for sure.

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    Just came back from a quick hike at Mt Tecumseh. Beautiful day. Still plenty of packed snow on the trail, microspikes preferred (in the middle of MAY??).
     
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    Can’t wait to get going again...!
     
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    I'm out in UT and CO hiking some of the 10k- 14Ks for the last few weeks, it's a whole different world. Spent a week at 8000 ft hoping it would help with stamina, it did a little. Just doing nothing my O2 saturation is at 95-96, normally at 99. Cant wait to get back to sea level and see if it helped anything.

    Left CO yesterday, had 5" of snow overnight!
     
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    HA you brought one of those little pulse ox fingertrip readers? That's a good idea.
     
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    I did some hunting up around 10,000 feet in CO a few years ago. i had trouble finding the trail back down to the car...my orientation was just all screwed up. Luckily, i had a native with me at the time who assured me the "trail is this way". You do not necessarily notice you are short of O2, just start acting squirrely.
     

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