nS0TA to the White Mtns of New Hampshire
I'm planning a 5-day hike and camping trip thru the White Mtns of NH which will include a 6 peak SOTA extravaganza thru some of the most scenic and physically demanding mountains in the NE USA. And the week will end with a "benefit" climb (for the summit observatory, see http://www.seekthepeak.org/ for more detailed information) of Mt. Washington 6,288ft/1,917m, which has the distinction as the "Home of the world's Worst Weather". Read about the 200+ mph winds at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Washington_(New_Hampshire)
Since I've not spent anytime in these mountains, my times are approximate and I won't activate (or climb) in rainy or dangerous weather. I'll SMS post via Twitter/cellphone my current summit status. Here's my daily planned iteniary:
Monday/18 Jul: 7 hr driveup from NJ to the Whites. Camp at Layfayette Campground.
Tuesday/19 Jul: Hike the Franconia Ridge Loop with a stop at Mt. Layfayette (W1/HA-002). See http://www.summitpost.org/mount-lafayette/150537 for some nice pictures and detailed info.
Wed/20 Jul: Hike the Hancock Loop Trail with a stop at Mt. Hancock (W1/HA-046). See http://www.summitpost.org/hancock-north-peak-and-south-peak/153470 for some nice pictures of the "Hancocks".
Thurs/21 Jul: If the wx cooperates, this will be a "double" attempt as Mt Jefferson (W1/HA-120) and Mt Adams (W1/HA--093) are within 2.5 miles of each other. See http://www.summitpost.org/where-s-the-snow-a-late-november-romp-in-the-presis/254436 for some info. Also http://www.summitpost.org/adams-and-madison-adventure/232724.
Fri/22 Jul: This will be a quick one if the wx is cooperating to Wildcat Mtn (W1/HA060).
Sat/23 Jul: This is the BIG one, a benefit climb for the wx observatory at the summit. See http://www.summitpost.org/mount-washington/150248. Much has been written about Mt Washington. I look forward to the visit and, wx and wind cooperating, the SOTA activation. The "Seek the Peak" organizers are planning somewhat of a big festival/party with some 500 folks planned to attend. Just more really good stories!
Hope to work you during this nS0TA week! Regards, Guy/N7UN with the club call nS0TA.
Aug 6-7, 2011 for N0B and SOTA activation
6 years ago