Gorham, NH

Posted by on June 20, 2017

06/18/2017
Carter Notch Hut… 7 mi

Last hut in the hut system… thunderstorms forecast for the afternoon today and probably tomorrow too… So I decided I’d rather be soaked for 1 day rather than 2. Tomorrow I’ll push for Gorham which will be a tough 15 mi. day on the rain all the way. I hope no thunderstorms. Today I had a wet climb out of Pinkham notch, hand over hand for a lot of the boulder climbing. I was pretty wet from the clouds rolling thru. The descent was 1000 ft in only 6/10 of a mile… that is fast and steep! And that always means a nasty climb out in the morning. I thought the hard part was supposed to be over!! The pic today…a look back at Pinkham Notch before it all closed in. When I checked in they told me I was the only guest tonight and wanted to cook dinner to my liking….cool. Strange at the same time. I’ll make the best of it….

06/19/2017
Gorham NH… 15 mi.

I left the hut at 5:45 this morning for a tough hike but I needed to make Gorham because the weather moved in. I almost made it… got caught by a thunderstorm about 4 hrs out. It’s just water. I’ve decided to take a zero here. I haven’t had one since before the whites and I need one. My feet and knees have taken a beating and need a rest. On Wednesday I’ll make my push into Maine, finally and see what challenges await. Hopefully the weather will have moved off and I’ll get a good start. Couple pics today. Trail descent.. Steep as usual. Another beautiful view before the weather. I’m glad the Wildcats and the Carter’s are behind me now. Hello Maine !!

One Response to Gorham, NH

  1. Gary Pascoe

    That trail looks like a stairway. Is that still considered “hiking” ? Wow.

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