August 22, 2014
I like hiking, backpacking and camping. Being in the woods in the winter is a great experience. In Walpole, MA , I often go out at night on snow shoes or X-C skis.
Each year in early March, I run an overnight trip to a mountaintop cabin. In January, I run a trip to a USFS cabin on the Kancamagus Highway. I also run a trip to the same cabin each year at the end of September. The cabins are used as bases for day-hiking in the Whites ("white Whites in winter"). I have crampons and micro-spikes and snow shoes. I'd rank myself as Intermediate. In the past, I was a senior leader in the AMC Boston Chapter whitewater program. Recent NH hikes have included North & South Twin; Willey - Field - Avalon.
As of now, I'm up to 33 peaks in my quest to complete all[masked]-footers.
My current "bucket list" hike is a traverse of the Bonds, starting at Lincoln Woods, camping at Guyot and finishing with Zealand before heading out on Zealand Trail.
Franconia Ridge, accessed from Lincoln Woods, was memorable. A few cold sweats on the trail, but nothing that wakes me up in the middle of the night.
I enjoy hiking in NH and MA as well as canoeing the many rivers of both states.
This is a good, caring, careful, yet carefree group of great people.