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Tripyramid Double Up

Lost dog rescue mission, and we still made it to the summits.

April 22, 2018

The weather looked great – bluebird skies, warmer temps, and little wind – and we chose the day before to meet Doug at the Pine Bend Brook Trailhead to hike the Tripyramids. I checked the trail conditions reports right before we got on the road and saw that there was a report from yesterday by a woman who lost a dog named Sasha on Pine Bend Brook trail. When we got to the trailhead there were signs on her car and on the trailhead sign too. I had hoped we could help, especially since Rye tended to be pretty great...

Such a beautiful and big day in which we actually did something good, too.
Such a beautiful and big day in which we actually did something good, too.

“Spring” on Moosilauke

It's still winter in the Whites.

April 14, 2018

The forecast for the weekend was a foot of snow and sleet and other non-springtime terrible, but we wanted some mountain time, so we chose our closest 4000 footer, Mt. Moosilauke, and our usual route and set out. In hindsight, we could have done a bigger day as the storm still hasn’t come a day later, but I’m glad we chose a hike that kept us below treeline for the most part because it sure was frigid up at the top. Signs of spring were apparent at the start of Glencliff trail – little shoots of grass and only occasional...

Row of stoic cairns back into the trees, one of my favorite views in the Whites.
Row of stoic cairns back into the trees, one of my favorite views in the Whites.

Runamuck 50k

A mucky (and snowy) one indeed.

April 07, 2018

Runamuck was my second 50k after the Vermont 50 last September [here]. Even though this was my first time running Runamuck, the course was very familiar since I have done many long runs through this beautiful area. We got a surprisingly big dump of snow starting the afternoon before the race, turning the world back into a Feburary-era snowglobe. I hooked my Nanospikes onto my running pack, just in case. The race starts from Suicide 6 ski area in Pomfret on Stage Road and the first 2.5 miles are along the paved road, which is only more annoying with the...

Muddiness up Webster Hill.
Muddiness up Webster Hill.

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