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 What's on tap for 2017? 
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Now that 2016 is almost in the books, it's time to start planning 2017's hiking goals. What's on tap for 2017 for you all?


For me:

Chip away at the Winter 48, the New England 50 Finest, and the Northeast 115
Do the "three pack" of state high points- Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland
Attend the AMC awards ceremony in April and the U.S. State Highpointers convention in July
Log 1 million feet of elevation gain by December 31, 2017 (I'm at 732,140, so I'm about 3/4 of the way there)
Winter hike of the Rockpile
Return to Acadia National Park
Katahdin Knife Edge
Finish the Ossipee 10 and the Belknap 12 (exactly 1/2 way through both)

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Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:55 pm
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I think I'll hike a few more NH 48 4Ks. You know, for the fun of it.

I think I'll continue to resist the temptation to hike in Maine, or Vermont.

I think I'll start to work on my Around The Rim Trail out in Tahoe....seems to be thin coverage from the current forum-ites for THAT particular goal. :P

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Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:21 pm
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hiker0200 wrote:
Now that 2016 is almost in the books, it's time to start planning 2017's hiking goals. What's on tap for 2017 for you all?

:lol: :lol: :lol: No completion of the high pointing? :lol: :lol: :lol:
For me:

Chip away at the Winter 48, the New England 50 Finest, and the Northeast 115
Do the "three pack" of state high points- Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland
Attend the AMC awards ceremony in April and the U.S. State Highpointers convention in July
Log 1 million feet of elevation gain by December 31, 2017 (I'm at 732,140, so I'm about 3/4 of the way there)
Winter hike of the Rockpile
Return to Acadia National Park
Katahdin Knife Edge
Finish the Ossipee 10 and the Belknap 12 (exactly 1/2 way through both)


Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:04 pm
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Log 1 million feet of elevation gain by December 31, 2017 (I'm at 732,140, so I'm about 3/4 of the way there)


That's 5,100 vertical feet/week every week for the next year. Good luck! :D


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We're expecting kids in a few weeks, so my realistic goal is to just get out anywhere. WaPack and Wachusett, here I come.

Ideally, I'd love to spend more time off-trail in the Northern Pemi, and do a winter hike of Camel's Hump.

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Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:51 am
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Congrats and good luck with the baby Jamie. Sure didn't waste any time with that after the Glacier trip. Ask Santa for one of these and the bug netting that goes with it. Once the kid can hold its own head up you can go almost anywhere with them you could go without them. Get them used to it young!

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Mahoosucs-wanted to do a traverse, but going to settlefor sectioning/redlining it, jyst as good. Im in training!


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Im in training!

Nice.

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Jamie, you said "kids." Is that a typo, or are you having twins? Best wishes for all of you! There was some speculation back in 85 that Prema was not alone :D .

For us, dependent on temps, etc, maybe a couple of the less intimidating 4Ks (so far we've done Tom, Tecumseh, Pierce, and Waumbek). Maybe the Firewarden's up to Hale.

Vacations (because you know I can't do these type of things in one day!): Great Gulf fun. Wild River Wilderness explorations. Delaware Water Gap, if I end up in the Poconos visiting my brother (while he's at work, he only ventures into the woods during deer season).

Attend the awards night to see folks get their patches (that's Spencer, I think :beer: among other people).

If i acquire the navigational skills.... Whitewall Mtn (and NOT the crazy way we did it before) and that waterfall over near Galehead.

And finally....

PLEASE, LORD, MAY WE FINALLY GET TO SEE THE ALPINE GARDEN IN FULL BLOOM!


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Hawthorne Falls.


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Ohhhhh, kids, as in plural. Good catch Becky. Better get the wife a pack too. Good thing they're 20% off! :D


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Yep. Plural. Identical twin girls. That greatly increases my chances of at least one of them enjoying a hike.

Thanks for the well wishes.

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Twins that's awesome!! You should have a great 2017 in or out of the woods!
Congrats


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Yep. Plural. Identical twin girls.


You should probably start practicing. You know, stuff like: "No."

And "Neither of you can date yet."

And putting the toilet seat down.

And working on that poker face - you've got it times two so buckle up Dude. It's a fun ride (the kids thing, can't speak to the twin thing)

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Beckie and Prema wrote:
Attend the awards night to see folks get their patches (that's Spencer, I think :beer: among other people).


And Joe. And Bob. And Brian if he finally submitted his original 4K-anytime paperwork.

Beckie and Prema wrote:
PLEASE, LORD, MAY WE FINALLY GET TO SEE THE ALPINE GARDEN IN FULL BLOOM!

Hey. I like this one, for sure. One year I hiked it every weekend in June and still managed to miss the peak. Darned weather!

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