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Peak Bagger
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Yeah as we made our descent down the Avalon trail (which was pretty steep and very slippery), with how long it took us, we definitely didn't regret our decision, and as has been said, the mountains aren't going anywhere :) We did get to enjoy some pretty sweet views from Avalon, though the higher peaks were covered. The view down Crawford Notch was really cool.

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I highly recommend willey, field, and tom (and the car spot!) The OP's list sounds similar to mine!

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Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:51 pm
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Seems there's bagging and there's bagging. Just this Sunday I bagged on the North Twin Trail while trying to bag North and South Twin. :)

I was all prepared except for one thing; READING THE GUIDE (or this site) before heading out. I made the first crossing, which was just barely possible with dry boots and my fording staff. I was not too far behind a large party and was wondering why I didn't see them there, carefully picking their routes and making their rockhops. Some of these people did not have poles, yet no sign of them.

(no aspersions on their preparedness, btw - I just figured they must have been super-hardcore)

Then the second crossing. No way. Not dry anyway. I saw no other party picking their way, putting boots back on, etc. I decided to turn around, not because I was concerned about wet feet but rather twisted ankles and busted knees (and I'm carrying a 3-year-old). The first crossing was no easier. I questioned my newly-raised risk aversion all the way back to the car.

By now you know the punchline: "The first two crossings can be avoided by a bushwhack on the east bank..." I saw this path and avoided it, realizing it was not the trail.

Still, I'm going with "good decision" due to a bad cold, sore throat and headache that would have made for a rough outing regardless.

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