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A couple of Hancocks on a gorgeous Saturday
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Author:  Kathy [ Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:46 pm ]
Post subject:  A couple of Hancocks on a gorgeous Saturday

Got out again on Saturday to get my friend into the 30s on her list. Why settle for one when you can get two?
On such a gorgeous day we figured we could avoid crowds by hitting the trail early and choosing a trail
that we thought would be less travelled. The Hancocks won. We got out of Dodge
just after six and had boots on trail about 7:30.

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For those who have hiked these, you know there is quite a warm-up.

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Water everywhere. The levels were low, but again, good to see and hear it.

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LOTS of crossings, all easy enough as long as you keep in mind that what looks wet could well be iced.

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I like wilderness, but I like trails with jcts too. Nice to have the benchmarks

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I've been both clockwise and counter, but we felt the others on the trail, including a few with poorly trained
dogs would go the clockwise route. We chose the latter. Well chosen.

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South summit, looking down beginning of traverse over to North. It was a tad chilly up top, with gusting winds and lower temps.
Grateful for my puffy down.

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Walking in a winter wonderland. It was SO quiet through here.

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Checking out the pack. Pretty sure it was met with approval.

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Lookout! Incoming!!

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Parting shot. Water was c-c-c-cold.

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Author:  pgwido [ Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:38 pm ]
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Love the incoming bird shot!



Terry

Author:  thegibba [ Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: A couple of Hancocks on a gorgeous Saturday

I thought most of the river crossings were removed. Or did you take the older trail?

Author:  krpayer [ Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:35 am ]
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The only thing I don't like about the counter clockwise route is the re-climb at the end of the loop. Glad to see SOMEONE is still hiking in NH :roll: Good to read some reports again.

Author:  thegibba [ Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:23 am ]
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Do you not care for reports from outside NH? there have been a bunch of those.

Author:  krpayer [ Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:44 am ]
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Nah, just weird phrasing. I meant good to read Kathy's reports again... I know we can always count on write-ups and awesome photos from GG and thegibba :wink:

One of these days I will venture back out and hopefully entertain you all with a report of my own. It's been a rough year for my hiking, unfortunately priorities have been elsewhere and I need to correct that problem.

Author:  thegibba [ Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:39 pm ]
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Good to hear! Cause there are more coming! 8)

Author:  Granite Guy [ Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:00 pm ]
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krpayer wrote:
I know we can always count on write-ups and awesome photos from GG and thegibba :wink:


Hey now! It's not just us.:D I think far more people hike/post on trips out of NH than in NH these days. Joe/Bob, Hardcore/NH, the Mudfuns, Hiker0200. Lots of love for the Maine mountains, Vermont peaks, Daks... actually, I think Kathy is the only one who doesn't hike/post out of state stuff. She's the last holdout among the regular posters.

Author:  Kathy [ Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:12 pm ]
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thegibba wrote:
Do you not care for reports from outside NH? there have been a bunch of those.

Nooooooooooo....he just likes me better than you guys. :lol:

Author:  Kathy [ Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:16 pm ]
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Granite Guy wrote:
I think Kathy is the only one who doesn't hike/post out of state stuff. She's the last holdout among the regular posters.

Are you kidding??? I hike SO MUCH out of state it'd make your boots spin!! Sheesh. I mean c'mon. There's, uhm, you know, that place er, over near the uhm, ah, by the old whatsitcalled....

Author:  krpayer [ Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:15 am ]
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Kathy wrote:
he just likes me better than you guys. :lol:


I didn't want to hurt their feelings. :lol:

Author:  Granite Guy [ Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:01 pm ]
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Kathy wrote:
thegibba wrote:
Do you not care for reports from outside NH? there have been a bunch of those.

Nooooooooooo....he just likes me better than you guys. :lol:


That, and how can he miss us if we wont go away!! :twisted:

Author:  hiker0200 [ Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:25 pm ]
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Granite Guy wrote:
krpayer wrote:
I know we can always count on write-ups and awesome photos from GG and thegibba :wink:


Hey now! It's not just us.:D I think far more people hike/post on trips out of NH than in NH these days. Joe/Bob, Hardcore/NH, the Mudfuns, Hiker0200. Lots of love for the Maine mountains, Vermont peaks, Daks... actually, I think Kathy is the only one who doesn't hike/post out of state stuff. She's the last holdout among the regular posters.


That reminds me, a Cascade/Porter trip report is on its way :D !

Author:  Shirehiker [ Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:29 pm ]
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Thanks for the trip report. I'm headed up there Saturday. :)

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