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  1. Completed Mount Washington via Ammonoosuc

    We had a perfect weather window for this trip, with 8AM temps in the 50s at the Ammonoosuc trail head and highs in the mid 60s at altitiude. The Ammonoosuc started off pleasant enough and was a very enjoyable hike to Gem Pool around the 2 mile mark. We bagged a neat geocache at the pool and ate a quick snack there. The last mile to the hut was very challenging for us, having not hiked in a long time with only a few warm up hikes in VA and MD over the last month. Lots of steep rock scrambles, a ...

    Updated 09-25-2015 at 10:56 by Kaptainkriz

  2. North Carolina 3-4 day AT Section Hike Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnHuth View Post
    I hiked with my son in NC for a stretch on his thru-hike in mid-March. We went from the NOC, past Fontana Dam into the Smokies. It was quite pleasant. Definitely bring a tent, though, the shelters can be very crowded with NOBO's.

    The high parts of the Smokies can get some nasty storms in March - even for an experienced backpacker, it's something to take note of.
  3. Watching the Cog at the base of Mount Washington

    Having a little fun the day before our hike. Was blowing over 80mph up top today.
    Hopefully better tomorrow.

    Updated 08-31-2015 at 23:43 by Kaptainkriz

  4. Blood Mountain hike

    My sister and I made it up and over Blood Mountain. It was a great hike. Went about 11.3 miles that hike. We are looking forward to out next section hike.
  5. 2016 Thru-Hike Registry

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealVSky View Post

    Trail Name -- No Trail name yet
    Direction -- NoBo

    Estimated Start Date -- Feb 29-Apr 1 (uncertain)
    Approach Trail -- yes

    Hi Everyone! I'm Paull (yep, 2 L's) and this is my first post! I've been reading the forums for a while now, I've just never actually registered to comment until now. Well, I've made the commitment to a 2016 Thru-Hike.

    He's the backstory:
    My 15.5 year old dog that I've had since he was 5 weeks old in February
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