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Jul 13, 2018 - White Mountains Day 2

Fri., July 13th – With over 100 waterfalls in the White Mountains and plenty of covered bridges, we didn’t have any trouble filling our last day out in this area. We started with a 2 mile hike to Thompsons Falls. After navigating the roots and rough terrain, the guys opted to sit out the next stop. So, Carla and I did the challenging rock climb to Diana’s Baths, a place where the locals swim in the crystal clear waters of the pools between the huge boulders. We stopped at the outlets in Conway, a busy shopping mall in the mountains, and...

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Jul 12, 2018 - White Mountains

Thur., July 12th – Today was another day of exploring the picturesque mountains as we traveled the 100+ mile scenic drive through the White Mountain National Forest. We hiked the Sabbaday falls trail to the twisting, turning amazing waterfall tucked away deep in the woods. We stopped at the Lincoln Visitor Center for a picnic lunch and to gather more maps of the area before setting off for the “Old Man of the Mountains” Historic Site. Sadly, this New Hampshire icon (it was what they chose for their quarter) collapsed a few years back and...

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Jul 11, 2018 - Mt. Washington Gorham, NH

Wed., July 11th – “In His hands are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him” Ps. 95:4. Steve and I have driven many mountain paths across this great land of ours, yet we never tire of taking in their awesome beauty. Today was no exception as we wound our way up the steep 8 miles to the summit of Mt. Washington near Gorham, New Hampshire. This incredibly unique mountain has the reputation of having the worst weather on the planet. In 1934 it took the world record for the highest winds ever recorded in a staffed weather...

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Jul 10, 2018 - AT Hike Days 132 - 146. Rutland VT to Gorham NH 188.7 miles

6/26. The Lookout Cabin 1719.2 15.3 6/27. West Hartford (Linda’s barn) 1739.1 19.9 6/28. Stealth by mink creek 1757.3 18.2 6/29. Smarts mtn 1772. 14.7 6/30. Jeffers Brook shelter 1793.1. 21.1 Enter the White Mountains 7/1. Kinsmen Notch (Moosillauke) 1801.5 7.4 7/2. Kinsmen pond shelter 1813. 12.5 7/3. Stealth 1827 14.0 7/4. Stealth 1839.8. 12.8 7/5. Mizpah hut. 1851.9. 12.1 7/6. Lake of the Clouds hut 1856.6. 4.7 storm 7/7. Osgood tentsite 1866.7. 10.1 7/8. Carter notch hut. 1877.4. 10.7 7/9. Stealth 1888.4 11.0 Exit the White...

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Oct 7, 2016 - Jeepers, Creepers....We Are Now Official Leaf Peepers!

After leaving Cooperstown, New York we made our way into Vermont, specifically South Hero, an island town north of Burlington. The drive was astonishing as we saw the beginnings of the “pop” of fall colors as we drove along a small country road. We (the Bims and us) set up camp at Apple Island RV Park; a nice campground situated aside Lake Champlain. South Hero Island is the lower island in a series of islands that lead to the Canadian Border. The islands have a rich history dating back to the mid 1700’s. As we drove the islands we stopped...

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Jul 7, 2016 - White Mountains

We left Prince Edward Island and drove back to Moncton, NB for one night just to have a convenient stopping place. We had planned to play golf but the rain rolled in and spoiled those plans. From Moncton, we moved on to Palmyra, ME, down I-95 and then US2. We were at a nice campground with a lot of room and a golf course as a bonus. Since we have been on the road for 3 days in a row, we are staying at Palmyra for 2 days. We explored the area, had a lobster roll at McD's and played golf twice. Back on the road today, again, along US2, we...

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Sep 23, 2015 - Our Last Day in the White Mountains of NH

Before this trip to the White Mountains I thought a notch was the hole I would need to add to my belt, if I had one, or a dead-end canyon or hollow. In fact, a notch is also a pass or a gap between mountains. There are five notches in this area: Crawford, Dixville, Franconia, Kinsman and Pinkham. The highest range in the White Mountains is the Presidential; Adams, Jefferson, Monroe and Madison are all over 5,000 feet with Washington topping them at 6,288 ft. All of these mountains are cloaked with trees and laced with streams and waterfalls...

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Sep 22, 2015 - Gorging Ourselves

I'm sorry but when I uploaded my photos from my temporary file to the journal file they got jumbled up for some reason and I didn't have time to straighten them out, but you get the idea! We spent yesterday gorging ourselves. We went to the Flume Gorge in Franconia State Park. This is chasm stretching 800 ft. at the foot of Mt. Liberty. A stream tumbles in a series of waterfalls and pools between the 60-80 ft. high granite walls. We followed the gorge by way of trail, a wooden walkway, and stairs to the top of Liberty Gorge. It was...

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Sep 20, 2015 - Time for Rocking Chairs?

Happy Birthday Jamie! We left the Bangor area and drove to the White Mountain area of New Hampshire on Friday. We’re staying at the White Birches Campground in Gorham, near Mt. Washington. Sadly, because of the unusual weather the northeast is having, we’re not seeing any fall color; well maybe, just a tad. The mountains are beginning to look a little “rusty” and once in a while we see a maple that has a few red leaves but mostly its still green. It may be the end of October before the foliage reaches its peak color in New England. Maybe by...

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Jun 21, 2014 - White Mountain National Forest hike

It took us a while to comb through the cornucopia of brochures, but we eventually learned the lay of the land, and found where some of the great hiking trails nearby. Additionally, there are more touristy "fee-driven" attractions as well, such as aerial tramways, trains, The Auto Road at Mt. Washington, and $15 gondola rides. (At $28 per car/driver, +$8 for each passenger, we’re skipping the “Auto Road”.) We spent an entire day doing some of the trails in the WMNF, and there was so much beauty I took over 365 pictures! (I whittled it down...

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Sep 30, 2013 - Day Twenty One

Another long day...whew....this trip could be extended to 2 months to travel as far and do as much as we have been doing...but I guess not many people would do the trip for 2 months...and I wonder what the cost would be???? Anyway, Another 6:30 wake up call, bags out by 7:00 and on the coach by 8:00. Breakfast was fantastic. Hot and cold assortments and perfectly organized and arranged. I had oatmeal, some bacon, egg, croissant, cheese and Greek yogurt...too much, but sooo good. As we were getting ready to board the coach we noted a cruise...

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Sep 14, 2013 - No more rain!

Took a little break here in Gorham to let our gear dry out and our bodies and minds recuperate. We hiked down off Mt Madison to get here in the pouring rain and a bit in the dark. Weather in he Whites is crazy and seems to be very unpredictable. Everyday the weather report says scattered showers to thunderstorms, possibly severe. Some of those days have been warm and sunny without a cloud in the sky, others have brought light showers, while still others have unfortunately brought thunderstorms and zero visibility. I hear that they give that...

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