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 Franconia Ridge Loop! 
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 Franconia Ridge Loop!
Sunday, April 22, had temperatures in the 70's in the White Mountains, in fact I only wore a t-shirt and shorts for the Franconia Ridge Loop. Joining in the excitement was Gigi, a hair stylist from Methuen, hiking her first two 5000 footers; Tara, a program service manager from South Portland, hiking her first two 5000 footers; Sandra, an unemployed medical student from Brookline, hiking her first two 5000 footers; King, a painting contractor from Enfield, hiking his first two 5000 footers; Diane, a USPS rural route carrier from Claremont, hiking her third 5000 footer; Bara, in medical imaging from Enfield, hiking her third 5000 footer; Mike, a banker and rock climber from Lowell, hiking his first 2 5000 footers; and the hiker formally known as x, joining Ghostdog and me. The group was solid dynamically, with the new & veteran hikers staying together, and getting to the ridge and Little Haystack Mountain (4780', not on the 48 list of 4000 footers) w/o one problem. We met NEHAAG member Frank with his lady friend as we continued on the incredibly beautiful open ridge to bag Mt Lincoln, on the list at 5089' and then slog up to summit Mt Lafayette at 5260'. Three mountains completed in a warm, sunny day with sincere congratulations to all in our group for successfully completing this big hike of 8.9 miles, 3900' of elevation gain, that was completed in 9 hours. We said our farewells to the others in the parking lot, then Sandra, Mike, the hiker formally known as x, and I drove to the Woodstock Station where we delighted in the salubrious Salmon Wellington nightly special for a mere $5.69. The Red Sox again took 3 wins out of 3 games over the Bombers. A whole weekend of hiking with 23 great friends in these White Mountains of pure paradise and shear delight!

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Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:35 am
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