Hiking the AT up to Rand’s View

Went Hiking with my church Hiking Group, Hike N Praise today and we had a great time, There were 17 of us, this hike was a little challenging with about 1000 feet of gain in elevation and over 6 miles long.  Below is the GPS stats and some pictures of the hike.. There’s a link with some information about this hike and how to get to it…

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http://www.berkshirehiking.com/hikes/randsview.html

Hike up to Rand’s view
Name: Track 043
Date: Aug 25, 2012 9:37 am
Map:
(valid until Feb 21, 2013)
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Distance: 3.49 miles
Elapsed Time: 2:20:32
Avg Speed: 1.5 mph
Max Speed: 8.1 mph
Avg Pace: 40′ 17″ per mile
Min Altitude: 468 ft
Max Altitude: 1,495 ft
Start Time: 2012-08-25T13:37:18Z
Start Location:
Latitude: 41º 57′ 29″ N
Longitude: 73º 22′ 15″ W
End Location:
Latitude: 41º 58′ 51″ N
Longitude: 73º 23′ 41″ W

Hiking Mt Washington August 14, 2012

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This was without a doubt the toughest hike/climb I have ever done, 6288 feet high and over 4000 ft of gain in only 4 miles. Some of the grade was almost 60 % This was mostly the last mile and ½. The first 2.5 miles was tough but nothing like the last mile and ½. I would not recommend this hike for anybody except experienced hikers or trained athletes. Ed and I chose this trail because it was the most popular. We original planned to climb up Tuckerman Ravine Trial and come down Lions Head trail but it took us longer than we thought so we decided to pay for a ride down on the van. Had we hiked down we would not have gotten down until 8:30 or 9 PM and it would have been almost dark and that can be very dangerous hiking in the dark.. Below is a video of our hike.

Watch this video in HD here.

Hiked Mt Washington 8-14-12

Hiked Mt Washington NH yesterday with my son Ed. Hiked using Tuckerman’s Ravine. Very steep hike. Almost 60% grade the last mile. I will post the complete story next week with video and pictures.

The track is below but my phone was going dead so the last mile was not tracked so you will see a blank spot in the track where I turned my phone off to say what little battery I had left. I turned it back on the last 50 yards so it would show the entire track.

Climbed Mt Washington Tuckermans Ravine

Name: Track 039
Date: Aug 14, 2012 8:20 am
Map:
(valid until Feb 11, 2013) View on Map
Distance: 3.34 miles
Elapsed Time: 4:49:25
Avg Speed: 0.7 mph
Max Speed: 7.5 mph
Avg Pace: 86′ 36″ per mile
Min Altitude: 2,042 ft
Max Altitude: 6,135 ft
Start Time: 2012-08-14T12:20:37Z
Start Location:
Latitude: 44º 15′ 28″ N
Longitude: 71º 15′ 12″ W
End Location:
Latitude: 44º 16′ 10″ N
Longitude: 71º 18′ 07″ W

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Checked out the Cave on Bear Hill Loop

Hiked Bear Hill Loop today with Jackie and we check out the cave I found a couple of days ago. Got it all on video…

Name: Track 036
Date: Aug 2, 2012 12:01 pm
Map:
(valid until Jan 29, 2013)
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Distance: 1.61 miles
Elapsed Time: 1:10:13
Avg Speed: 1.4 mph
Max Speed: 6.8 mph
Avg Pace: 43′ 44″ per mile
Min Altitude: 522 ft
Max Altitude: 653 ft
Start Time: 2012-08-02T16:01:20Z
Start Location:
Latitude: 41º 31′ 57″ N
Longitude: 72º 35′ 53″ W
End Location:
Latitude: 41º 31′ 57″ N
Longitude: 72º 35′ 53″ W

Hiking 7 Falls Loop Trail

Today I hiked 7 falls loop trail in Higganum. This trail is 50% moderate and  50% strenuous. There’s A good bit of climbing on this trail. There’s big walk in cave on the beginning of the hike which I explored and got on video. Took me a little longer on this trail my average speed was 1.4 mph. On my usually trail I average 2 mph.

Name: Track 035
Date: Aug 1, 2012 8:20 am
Map:
(valid until Jan 28, 2013)
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Distance: 2.31 miles
Elapsed Time: 1:40:19
Avg Speed: 1.4 mph
Max Speed: 7.5 mph
Avg Pace: 43′ 26″ per mile
Min Altitude: 132 ft
Max Altitude: 378 ft
Start Time: 2012-08-01T12:20:45Z
Start Location:
Latitude: 41º 30′ 26″ N
Longitude: 72º 34′ 57″ W
End Location:
Latitude: 41º 30′ 26″ N