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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
     
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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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