A Look Back . . . a Look Ahead!
Putting the Finishing Touches on the Non-Winter 48
Taking a fond look back at the summer of 2013, Randy, Quinn and team were busy reaching final summits on the list of the 48 New Hampshire White Mountain 4,000-footers. As many of you will recall, the team had already hiked to all 48 summits once during the winter season—(a single winter season, from December 22, 2011 through March 10 2012). But that summer three years ago was largely dedicated to finishing that same list of 48 peaks in the considerably more difficult non-winter seasons, which meant contending with all the roots, rocks, boulders and other trail obstacles that in winter are usually covered and smoothed over by snow.
Pictured above, from the 14.5-mile round-trip day in July of 2013 to complete Mount Isolation, Randy and guide Mike Cherim negotiate one of the ten challenging stream crossings. Also on that trip that day were Quinn, Tracy Pierce, guide Sherpa John Lacroix, and Jim Roy and Rick Stevenson. See Sherpa John’s excellent guest blog post about that Isolation hike, and several other hiking-related posts from August 2013, here.