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 First 4K(s)!
Looking forward to attacking my first 4,000 footer next Thursday morning. My best bud is in town for the holiday from DC and we're planning on hiking Pierce, and depending how we're feeling (we have all day) and obviously the weather, may hop over to Eisenhower. Any advice for this? Not much to add except I'm looking forward to the challenge (and the addiction ;) )

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Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:51 pm
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To me, Pierce is a great hike any day. I'd be ready to change plans though, depending on damage from Irene. The trail on a good day is a wet one, might be even more so after the hurricane. IF the weather and trail conditions are good you can easily tag on an out and back to Eisenhower and get a twofer.

The Crawford Path is a great trail. If you want to show your friend a little of our NH hospitality you could take the Mizpah cutoff and make a pit stop at the hut. It's pretty cool (and fresh, clear, clean, cold water is available). The hike up to the summit from the hut starts off pretty steep but it's worth it.

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I plan on swinging by Mitzpah on the way back. He's FROM NH, just lives and works in DC now, he knows all about our hospitality :)

I will definitely be keeping an eye on the weather, and looking into reports from the storm which may drastically change our plans (safety first!)

thanks for your response, Kathy! I'm looking forward to it!


Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:11 pm
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You should do just fine. Pierce from Crawford Path is pretty easy, and the views will make for a nice reward. 8)

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I just did my first 4Ks. Started at Lincoln Woods Parking Area and went up the Osseo to Flume and Liberty. Went down Liberty Spring Trail to the Flume Visitor Center and caught the Shuttle back to Lincoln Woods. Did it as an overnight. If you want to do it as a day trip, just start out at the Liberty Spring Trail and up to Mt. Liberty. If you are feeling good or ambitious, you can then do Mt. Flume too.


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Looking like we'll have to postpone this trip with the WMNF closed 'until further notice' :(


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Hit another mountain not in the whites, maybe.


Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:50 pm
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hatrick1073 wrote:
Hit another mountain not in the whites, maybe.


Any suggestions for a good first 4,000 footer that will be accessible from southern NH on Thursday?

My alternative (and likely plan) is to do Monadnock taking some of the trails on the southern side of the mountain...


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As far as I know, you should be able to access the Crawford Path trail to get to Mt. Pierce - I haven't read anywhere that there were problems with it due to the storm, and I found this trail conditions report from Monday:

http://www.newenglandtrailconditions.co ... tryid=5758

Pierce is a great first 4K.

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2nd Bob C's info. Word is that you can get to the Crawford Depot (possibly as far as the Willey House site, but that's moot).

Go for it! s/b a great day weatherwise

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I'm postponing Pierce until next week (I have most of the week off), tomorrow we're doing a good (hopefully) challenging route up Monadnock, time won't permit going up to the Whites :(

I WILL get up there though :)


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Finally! This Wednesday, I was able to find another friend of mine who's local, to go up with me. We are heading up Pierce and likely to Eisenhower for our first 4k's. Has anyone been up that way recently?


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Friends did Jackson and Pierce last weekend. Said no problems. Weds is the only day in the local forecast w/rain, but you should be fine. Watch your footing if it's wet.

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I'm looking forward to it! Originally the forecast (5 or so days ago) looked like Weds could be bad. Yesterday it said mostly sunny, this morning it said possibility for a shower, then tonight it says 20% chance, so who really knows... we'll check it out before we head up from southern NH that morning (early!)


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Personally, above 30% I consider whether I want to get wet. 30% or less is standard summer weather conditions, pretty much every day, particularly for "isolated t-storms".

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