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 Just a guy from NJ My 1st 4000 footer 
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 Just a guy from NJ My 1st 4000 footer
Took a ride up 93 on Saturday morning Nov 9, 2013, turned off onto Tripoli Rd and the next thing I knew I was making a beeline to Mt Osceola summit. More like a slow steady walk, with an emphasis on slow. At a little over 3000 ft the trail became a hodgepodge water covered rocks to black ice and at times solid ice. Made me glad that I packed my micro-spikes
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The beeline turned into a crawl and Arthur and Kate decided to turn back, but encouraged me to forge ahead and achieve my first 4000 footer.
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The ice grew thicker but less wet which I found a little encouraging, or at least more consistent in that there was no confusing a wet rock from one that was coated in ice. From about 3500 ft to the summit all the H2O except what was in my bladder was frozen
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Make a long story short the footers for the old fire tower came first and then woods opened up, and once again I understood that God is good!
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I am going to be idle till December but from the look of things this NJ boy is going to need to buy a pair of snowshoes.
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MSR's or Tubbs?....Heading over to the gear forum ;-)


Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:52 pm
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Congrats on your first! Those ice photos are beautiful. Good luck with your winter plans!


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Awesome. Congrats on numero uno! Not too shabby for a Jersey boy. :wink: and yes if you plan to hike again before April or May you most likely will need some snowshoes but its an amazing time of year to be out there and well worth the investment.


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Congrats on #1. Cool photos. You may be in this shot. Not sure if my cameras clock auto adjusts time. It's either 11:20 or 10:20.

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Congrats Tim!

Definitely grab those snowshoes - Winter is the best time to hike in NH.

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Very nice, congratulations!

I prefer the Tubbs Flex Alps myself. When you're shopping, bring a pair of heavy gloves and see how easy it is to take the snowshoes on and off with the gloves on. I switched from MSR to Tubbs years ago because I found the Tubbs bindings a lot easier to deal with; I was always taking my gloves off to fight with the straps and buckles on my MSRs.

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Congratulations! you'll remember that for a very, very long time. I loved seeing the ice in your pics - I'm looking forward to getting back up there soon.

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Congratulations! Once you've had the taste for one 4K you'll find yourself immediately planning for the next! Hope to see you on the trails some day!

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