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 Woe on Waumbek 
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 Woe on Waumbek
Here's how my day started, all packed up and ready to go
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand here's how it ended
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Not the best ending, still waiting to get my little rav back all fixed up with a new battery and alternator. 244K on the original alternator aint bad so I guess I can't complain.

The hike up Waumbek with my two compadres was a great way to spend a Sunday. They both needed it for their any season 48 and this was a second try for one of 'em so we headed north. Hit the road around 6 ish with the usual coffee stop, picked up all travelers and made it to the trailhead in good time. Drove up the road - as there is little snow and with 4-wheel drive the trailhead road was easily navigated. Spiked-up and we're off
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Saw 2 or 3 in full crampons, 1 in snowshoes. Whatever worked but spikes were fine as these were typical conditions throughout.

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And in case you get bored, I know these trails aren't everyone's cup of tea, here's a little limbo thrown in for added fun. :)

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Getting closer to summit the snow was a bit heavier, and prettier in the trees

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I did continue past to check out the viewpoint. No need for attaching a picture. Just go back to New Hampshire's black one on Joe's thread and visualize the black as white. :wink:

We did share some of our snack with the locals

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Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:32 am
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Cool pic of the incoming grey, but wow, first Waumbek and then the broken car. Talk about a double whammy!! Too bad the car didn't break down in front of a better trail! :wink:


Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:11 am
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Cool pic of the incoming grey, but wow, first Waumbek and then the broken car.

HA HA HA HA. Very funny. :lol:

Just wait. It gets better with my next tr!

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Kathy wrote:
Granite Guy wrote:
Cool pic of the incoming grey, but wow, first Waumbek and then the broken car.

HA HA HA HA. Very funny. :lol:

Just wait. It gets better with my next tr!


I should hope so. Not sure how it could get much worse! :P


Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:25 pm
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Your friends had the right idea... hike Waumbek in winter first, then you never have to hike it again :roll: I had similar views both times I hiked it. :evil:


Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:57 pm
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Your friends had the right idea... hike Waumbek in winter first, then you never have to hike it again :roll: I had similar views both times I hiked it. :evil:


Believe it or not coming from the Weeks side is a phenomenal route. It is long, requires an equally long car spot, but also offers some wonderful woods walking with occasional view. 8)

Thankfully I read the text. When I saw your car on the wrecker Kathy I thought something more sinister was afoot. Glad to know it was nothing dangerous that happened. :oops:


Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:44 pm
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Nice shot of the incoming! So sorry about your alternator, but you did get some good mileage!


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Beckie and Prema wrote:
Nice shot of the incoming! So sorry about your alternator, but you did get some good mileage!

Thanks. And indeed I have been lucky with my little rav. Car back in shop now b/c the new alternator was defective and they could not find another for a 5 sp manual anywhere in NH so waiting for one from Vermont. Yikes! This is really putting a damper on my vacation plans. Oh well. It's only Tuesday. Maybe I'll just head up in the truck for another quick hike to beat the rain tomorrow - a run up and down Tecumseh. Or Hale.

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I'm hearing you on the car issues! :evil: 244k on the odometer?!? I've got to get myself a Toyota!


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