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Poor Scott! A co-worker has been bugging him for weeks now. He knows he hikes every weekend and was telling Scott he wants to hike Washington.

He has never hiked before, so Scott was telling him how dangerous it can be, so on and so forth.
His reply, "well it's only like a 4 hour hike right?"
"Try at least 6 hrs!"

Then it was, "So is it steep at all?"
"your climbing the biggest mountain in the East, of course it's steep, very steep!"

Then yesterday it was (and he said he REALLY did ask this), "How many bathrooms are there on the way up?"
"What!?? Seriously? Your in the woods on a mountain, there are no bathrooms! Well, one at the bottom, one half way and at the summit."
"What! What do you do if you have to go?"

Too FUNNY :lol:
This guy is hiking it on Saturday, I doubt he will even find the trail :lol:

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Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:23 am
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And I don't mean to pick on beginner's, let's face it, we all started off not knowing a whole lot. But some people are just plane ignorant!

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Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:25 am
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At least 6 hours is a stretch. Book time is only about 4 hours and depending on your level of fitness it can be done in less pretty easily but I get the point. Beginners are clueless

As mentioned we were all ignorant of what hiking actually entailled at one time. Our first 4Ks 15 years ago were Lincoln and Lafayette in August wearing sneakers, jeans and heavy cotton t-shirts. Between the slipping on wet rocks, sweating, and not having enough snacks or water it damn near killed us. Live and learn.

And just this June my bro-in-law and a friend joined us in Acadia for a big loop over Gorham, The Beehive, Champlain, Dorr and Cadillac. New to hiking and watching their weight for some reason they skipped breakfast and were leaving the campground without snacks and just a bottle of water each to start the day for the 13+ mile hike. I had to tell them if that was all they were bringing they weren't going because they'd never make it. Then after Gorham they said that was scenic but does it get any more extreme than that? After the Beehive they didn't ask that again.

Until you've done it for yourself, like most things I guess, you just don't know what it's about.


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I certainly understand asking about the hiking time, the steepness of the trails,etc. As you say, we all have to start somewhere. But you mean to say that this guy never took a leak in the woods?


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Excape wrote:
Then yesterday it was (and he said he REALLY did ask this), "How many bathrooms are there on the way up?"
"What!?? Seriously? Your in the woods on a mountain, there are no bathrooms! Well, one at the bottom, one half way and at the summit."
"What! What do you do if you have to go?"

Too FUNNY :lol:
This guy is hiking it on Saturday, I doubt he will even find the trail :lol:


As many as you want as long as your below tree line, well off the trail and dig a hole. :lol: :lol:


Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:26 pm
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I had brought a friend who'd never hiked before with me to Garfield a couple of years ago and she asked me if there was a bathroom at the summit. Not at bad as asking how many there are along the way, but still...

She wasn't too thrilled when I told her that she'd have to take advantage of Mother Nature.


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What's wrong with asking how many bathrooms there are??? :?

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Granite Guy wrote:
At least 6 hours is a stretch. Book time is only about 4 hours and depending on your level of fitness it can be done in less pretty easily but I get the point. Beginners are clueless


Out of curiosity, what route to and from the summit of Washington has a book time of 4 hours? Tuckerman's is the shortest listed book time at 6:20 (http://home.earthlink.net/~ellozy/washington.html)

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bikehikeskifish wrote:
Out of curiosity, what route to and from the summit of Washington has a book time of 4 hours?


The auto road on a busy day? :wink:

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this got me to thinking about a friend with whom I had hiked years back with in Bear Brook State Park on a few occasions. One time we were out there and she says "I really got to go to the bathroom." I was like, well, go in the woods. She was like NO WAY! I was like "are you serious?" She was like I refuse to go to the bathroom in the woods. (she only had to go pee for goodness sake!). Needless to say we had to cut our trip short and DRIVE ALL THE WAY BACK TO MY APartment at the time in CONCORD so she could go to the bathroom!~ I absolutely could not believe it. She thought I was the crazy one for mocking her, but some people are just that way I guess.... I never went in the woods with her again!! DAMN!!


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That's crazy hiking lady. You were gonna make her pee in the woods :shock: :lol:

One thing I HATE to do is what Bob C calls DWE (Deep woods excursion). Did I get that right? I think that is a good one :lol: The first time was at the top of Six Husbands trail and there were no woods, just rocks :oops:
It felt so awkward!

Twice this year it was one of those if I don't go NOW it's not gonna be pretty!! The first time we were driving by Frankenstein cliff. I had to use the outhouse that the door doesn't close on, eeek!
The second was on South Baldface, again on the knoll where there are no trees! Let's just say I will NEVER eat at New England Pizza in Exeter again. The food is good, but something just aint cricket! I haven't had that kinda problem since.

Sorry to gross ya'll out :?

WATER A TREE, PEE IN THE WOODS :lol:

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I went up Washington last week by way of Lake in the clouds hut. If I took out the time to I spent going up Monroe and eat at the hut, it would've taken me about 2 1/2 and I felt like Iwas flying. Then I went exploring on the way down, so there was no progress timewise there. Four hours up and down??What trail? OOh and I did pee in the woods.


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rock quarrie wrote:
But you mean to say that this guy never took a leak in the woods?


I thought men LIVED for opportunities to do just that. Any excuse to pee on a tree, on a rock, in the snow, your neighbor's hubcap.....

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bikehikeskifish wrote:
Granite Guy wrote:
At least 6 hours is a stretch. Book time is only about 4 hours and depending on your level of fitness it can be done in less pretty easily but I get the point. Beginners are clueless


Out of curiosity, what route to and from the summit of Washington has a book time of 4 hours? Tuckerman's is the shortest listed book time at 6:20 (http://home.earthlink.net/~ellozy/washington.html)

Thanks,
Tim

You're talking round trip. I was talking how long to climb it, up only. Just a mix up I guess. When someone asks me how long to hike/climb something I usually only think in terms of up for some reason, probably because people I hike with are fairly similar in ascent time but descent times vary a lot from person to person in my experience. If they ask how long the hike/trip is then my brain goes into round trip mode. Not exactly sure why that is and both were mentioned in the original post, I just took it to mean one way for some reason.

Anyways the book I'm using for "book time" is the AMC guide. What else would you use?

Tucks; 4 hr 15 min
Huntington; 4 hr 20 min
Lions Head; 4 hr 20 min
Ammo; 4 hr 10 min

But like I said, that's all one way.


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