Monthly Archives: August 2011

Castle Trail towards Jefferson

Since Route 302, the Kancamagus Highway and Crawford Notch are still closed due to damage from Irene, the parking lot in Appalachia (a popular spot) was completely filled, so we ended up not doing the Link Trail, as planned. No … Continue reading

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Bike Gorham to Pinkham Notch (35 miles)

We’re now staying at Timberland campground, and loving it. For an extra $3/night ($23 versus $20 at Dolly Copp) we get hot showers, a solar-heated swimming pool, and a rec room with a book exchange and free wifi. We’re also … Continue reading

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Come on Irene

Darn it, I guess I wasn’t the first one to come up with that pun (inspired by the Dexys Midnight Runners song “Come on Eileen”). Considering I’ve been living under a rock, I wonder how strange it is that my … Continue reading

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White Mountains (day 4, Mount Moriah)

We’ve been evacuated from Dolly Copp due to Hurricane Irene, and had to spring for another hotel sooner than we really wanted. There is so much excitement around what is now a tropical depression, and so far there has been … Continue reading

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White Mountains (day 3, evening) Pinkham B Road

After Mount Washington, it was all downhill. We did manage a brief jaunt down historical Pinkham B road (not maintained in winter — or apparently summer either) to see some falls. Somehow none of the pictures turned out well. I … Continue reading

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White Mountains (day 3, Mt. Washington auto road)

Today turned out to be such a startlingly brilliant day, that we knew we had to be on top of Mount Washington. Neither of us being in physical condition for a serious hike this particular day, we took to the … Continue reading

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White Mountains (day 2, Madison attempt)

Today I was feeling up for another hard summit push. Or at least, I thought I was. I knew within 10 minutes that I’d be hiking while sore the whole day. And soon enough, sore and wobbly. That is partially … Continue reading

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White Mountains (day 1, Mount Webster)

The first day in the White mountains, we drove over to Crawford Notch to climb Mount Webster via the Webster-Jackson trail (2023′ elevation gain, 4.6 miles total). Just a photo post for today, since I have a backlog of photos … Continue reading

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Dolly Copp campground (Gorham, NH)

The drive from Bangor, ME to Gorham, NH took the greater part of a day. Those little state roads are slow going, and one-lane each way means no passing the pokey people. But we made it to Dolly Copp campground … Continue reading

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Bangor, ME

Spent the day in Bangor, Maine, so that Louis could work on his thesis and I could do massive laundry and catching up on e-mails. It was a fairly tame day for me, perhaps feeling a bit exhausted from all … Continue reading

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Quoddy Head (Lubec, ME)

We had a bit of time before we needed to head back towards New Hampshire, so we decided to visit the Easternmost point of the U.S. lower 48, West Quoddy Head lighthouse in Lubec, Maine. The original lighthouse was constructed … Continue reading

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Cutler Coast (day 2, coastal trail)

The next day we slept in a bit (9am!), or I should say Louis slept in while I read a book on the edge of a cliff while wrapped in my sleeping bag. I did not expect it to be … Continue reading

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