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demure  ·  110 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hiking the 46 Adirondack High Peaks

The White Mountains are beautiful. My best friend did all 48, and I've bagged a couple (Washington, Moriah).

Try a few and see if they're your thing!




WanderingEng  ·  110 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's what I'm thinking! There's no harm in trying a hike or two in a new area. Worst case, I get some exercise and don't enjoy it as much. The Adirondack 46, the New Hampshire 48 and a few in Vermont, Maine and the Catskills make up the Northeast 111. Doing all of them earns another car sticker/bragging rights. I'm 40% done, so I might as well keep going.

How did you like the Whites you did? Enjoyable?

demure  ·  108 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Mt Washington was absolutely spectacular. I did it in two parts; we stayed partway up the mountain in a shelter overnight before hiking to the summit. I was fortunate to summit on a day where it was sunny and the wind was no more than 10 or 15 mph (can you believe that?! on Mount Washington!). It was gorgeous, and I had a great time hiking with my friends.

I summited Moriah with my best friend while it was raining and windy and cold and dreary...not the best view let's just say. But that comes with the territory of the Whites. It was enjoyable, but for different reasons, I guess. You can try to not encounter that sort of weather, but you probably can't avoid it completely if you want to do all 48 in a timely manner.

Other hikes I've done in the Whites were great. Two thumbs up.