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    Post Appalachian Trail through New Hampshire in August 2012

    Turtle2 (past thru-hiker) and I plan to hike the AT through NH in August. Anyone want to join us for all or any part of the hike? Or, got any hints, suggestions, warnings, about the trail, maildrops, hostels/towns-not-to-miss, shuttles, parking, etc. to share with us? We plan to attend the 75th Anniversary festivities in Harpers Ferry on the way from Tennessee to New Hampshire. Here's our schedule (subject to change, of course):

    Fri 10th drive to Harpers Ferry
    Sat 11th Harpers Ferry AT festival (leave and drive during the night? or, leave late and drive through next morning?)
    Sun 12th Hanover (depending on timing, we could hit the trail this afternoon/evening?)
    Mon 13th Hanover to Moose Mountain 11.9
    Tue 14th Moose Mountain to Hexacuba Shelter 17.7
    Wed 15th Hexacuba Shelter to Glencliff 14.7
    Thur 16th Glencliff to Beaver Brook Shelter 7.9
    Fri 17th Beaver Brook Shelter to Eliza Brook Shelter 9.1
    Sat 18th Eliza Brook to Franconia Notch 8.8
    Sun 19th Franconia Notch to Galehead Hut 13.0
    Mon 20th Galehead Hut to Webster Cliffs 16.6
    Tue 21st Webster Cliffs to Lake in the Clouds 9.3
    Wed 22nd Lake in the Clouds to Osgood Tentsite 10.0
    Thur 23rd Osgood Tentsite to Carter Notch Hut 10.7
    Fri 24th Carter Notch Hut to Gorham 15.2
    Sat 25th shuttle back to Hanover/drive home

    We do plan to stay in at least two, maybe three AMC huts. Where can we leave a vehicle in Hanover?

    I've done a week on the AT twice, but this will be my longest hike if things go as planned. I'll be hanging; Turtle2 will be tenting, when we are not hutting or hosteling.

    Rain Man

    P.S. I posted this on WhiteBlaze.net also.

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    Hi Rain Man,

    Beautiful country you're about to see! The Whites and their reputation speak for themselves. Rocks, rocks, and more rocks; take care of your knees. Watch the weather closely; it can turn in a second. And stay as light as possible; big mile days up there can be gruelers (like going up Webster Cliff.) But you're going with a veteran, so I'm sure he's got you covered.
    Most of all, enjoy the hike. Look out at the horizon often. You're about to have the time of your life.

    Home Run

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    rain man, pm baltimore jack about hanover parking and there is also a free bus to the amtrak train station from hanover which could open up other parking options.
    have fun
    KK
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    rain man, pm baltimore jack about hanover parking ...
    Yep, I spoke with BJ and as things stand right now, he's hitching a ride with us from Harpers Ferry to Hanover.

    I have one favor to ask all of y'all. Don't post anything while I'm gone. Otherwise, by my calculation, I'll have about 20,000 new posts when I get home!

    We leave in the morning. "See" y'all in two-and-a-half weeks.

    Rain Man

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    Have fun and be safe, Rain Man!
    I'll be up there hiking in October - until then, I'll enjoy it through you!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    Exclamation Photo Album

    Okay... still way too busy to write up trip report. My middle daughter gets married here at our home tomorrow! But here's a link to the photo album (194 photos) I posted. Each has a caption. Written trip report to follow. Needless to say, we had an awesome experience.

    Photo Album of trip to the Whites in New Hampshire.

    We adjusted our schedule and hiked 110 miles (Hanover to Mt. Washington) instead of the 144 we thought we might do.

    Enjoy!

    Rain Man

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    Awesome pics, RainMan! Great pic of you and Ms. Janet...I love me some Ms. Janet! Thanks for sharing! Maddog
    "You do more hiking with your head than your feet!" Emma "Grandma" Gatewood...HYOY!!!

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    Can't wait to get home and check out the pics! Darn net nanny has us blocked at work.

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    sorry I missed your original post.
    I was about 6 weeks ahead of you.

    Awesome pics!!
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    I grew up in NH and I can tell you that this little critter here:

    http://www.meetup.com/NashvilleBackp...782/#153955142

    is locally known as a newt. Whether or not that's the actual scienterrific name, I couldn't tell you. When I went to 4H Camp in the '60s we would have newt races. They'd announce them on a Monday at lunch and by Tuesday evening they'd be hard to find anywhere within a quarter mile of the camp. Unfortuantely, most of them did not survive thier time in shoe boxes under bunks well enough to race on Friday afternoons.
    Last edited by sargevining; 08-31-2012 at 14:29.

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