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Saying Good Bye On Signal Ridge

All week you watch the weather and you have a perfect plan for the weekend which, if you are me, sometimes starts on Friday. But not this week. As of Tuesday, I was working since my car needed brakes and I spent Tuesday at the car shop instead of working. I'm OK with these things and the weather, I thought was going to hold for Saturday. So, I planned on hiking Mt. Carrigain to say Good Bye to the Whites until September. I had my pack with a weeks worth of supplies and it was topping out now at 50lbs. I will need to cut a few things naturally before we leave for the LT. But I took it out at 50lbs anyway to see if I can. As I head down 302 to Sawyer River Road, I see 3 hitchhikers with huge packs. I pull over and pick them up. Gear in the trunk and they are on their way to a resupply at the general store. I was happy to do it, even for another door mishap which I fixed on my own. All's well that ends well and I am getting ready at the trail head in no time. The good thing …

Field, Willey, and Tom... A Patience Tester.

I'm a strange mixture of feisty and exhausted these days... And I am starting to freak out a little. I'm also very lucky that the job I have now (after switching jobs how many times??) allows me to have Fridays off pretty regularly. So, I treated myself to a quiet hike or at least my fingers were crossed that the vacation crowd was not too much today and I'd get a quiet hike. I was not disappointed. Making it to the Highland Center in good time, We made our way across the field to the Crawford Depot and across the tracks. All the while I was fiddling with my camera because it was having focus issues. I cleaned it... That didn't help. I put it away and decided to use my phone... But I can't let go of a challenge to fix something (probably why I do the work I do). So I keep fiddling up the A to Z trail which is in great shape down low. Playing with the zoom which is clear when zoomed in but blurry when normal. Hmmm. What will I do for the LT? I can't use my phon…

Three Days in the Pemi

I ran away again... The weather was way too nice to stay home so, I ran away and left everything behind. I needed to calm the chaos that was building so, I planned another 3 day in the Pemi. This time I'd go in over the Bonds and end on Galehead with an exit by way of 13 Falls on the third day. It's 4th of July weekend and the trails are packed... What could happen? 
Day one begins with me ACTUALLY thinking of canning the whole weekend but I push out the door after some convincing, Isis did too. We arrived at Lincoln Woods to a packed parking area (I expected this). After moving my car once due to the car behind me containing a pack of pups, I got everything together and paid my fee (with a little extra). The pack was hoisted and we were on our way across the bridge to a weekend adventure....
DAY ONE.... THE BONDS
At 7:30am, I head down Lincoln Woods along with a conga line of hikers. I kept to myself but I did say hello to Milo (another Shiba Inu) who was also hiking the Bond…