December 28, 2012
My first ever 4K was Mt Lincoln and Lafayette this past summer. I was so blown away by the spectacular views and amazing alpine zone that I ended up hiking all of the 48 in the next 4 months. Huntington Ravine was probably the toughest climb trail-wise, though the most difficult hikes were a traverse of Mt Madison, Adams, and Jefferson via Kings Ravine; Southern Presi + Isolation Traverse; and a Willey, Field, Tom traverse + Zealand and Hale all in one day in the driving rain and cold. Favorites include the Franconia Ridge, Liberty/Flume summits, Mt Adams Summit, Mt. Isolation, and I love slides (Arrow Slide bushwhack was awesome).
Since completing the NH48, my current goals are to hike the 4Ks in winter while not neglecting the 52WAV, though I have no goals in terms of pace. I do want to do at least a hike or two in the North Presidentals/washington this winter.
Yes, though this will be my first time winter hiking. I've got all the gear (except crampons, will try to get away with just microspikes/snowshoes for now).
I'd like to see all the hikes posted, though my interest is mainly the 4Ks and 52WAV.
Yes, though I wouldn't want to lead hikes during the winter until I have solid experience.
I've been bit by the hiking bug. Started and completed the NH48 over the summer and I'm looking forward to winter hiking. Also a big fan of craft beer, music, and food.