Tuesday, September 9, 2014

My 15th (Middle Tripyramid) and 16th (North Tripyramid) 4,000 footers!

Keeping in the "Southern Group", June's Mount Tecumseh and July's Mount Osceola, East Osceola and Mount Whiteface are in green, while August's Mount Passaconaway is in the far-right green square. Today's Middle Tripyramid and North Tripyramid are in the red circle:

Because the trails from Waterville Valley are closed-for-repairs during the week, I had to go up-and-around to come in from the northeast. Up 93 to exit 32, then 20 miles east on the Kancamagus Highway:

Using Map My Walk, I went up the Sabbaday Brook Trail (4.9 miles) to the Mt Tripyramid Trail. I took a left (headed south) and went through Middle Tripyramid on my way to South Peak (not "officially" a 4000 footer, but it was along the ridge - I LOVE walking the ridges!!). Then backtracked 0.6 miles to Middle Tripyramid, then 0.3 to the trail junction, then the last 0.5 miles to North Tripyramid. Down the Scaur Ridge Trail for 0.8 miles, down Pine Bend Brook Trail for 3.2 miles, then along the Kancamagus Highway for the final 1.0 miles back to my car. I voted this morning, and I had to be back in Manchester-by-the-Sea for a School Committee meeting, so I was VERY PURPOSEFUL today - I covered 12.75 miles in 5 hours 20 minutes. I covered about 5,400 feet in climbing elevation (2700 up and then back down):

Just 0.3 miles up the flat Sabbaday Brook Trail is Sabbaday Falls, with a beautiful pool:

Sabbaday Brook is beautiful:

The trail got a little confusing - can you spot the yellow blaze:

The "rain forest" aspect of these northern woods is interesting - I thought moss grew on the north side of trees!! (well, on maps, "north" is up, so if the moss is on the "up" side of the tree ...)

These mountains demand RESPECT (as Aretha would say "R-E-S-P-E-C-T"). This is looking almost straight up:

The Mt Tripyramid Trail

my selfie on Middle Tripyramid:

The cairn on South Peak:

The view of Waterville Valley ski area:

my selfie on North Tripyramid:

looking back on the Mt Tripyramid Trail leading up North Tripyramid:

The view looking northeast - that's Church Pond in the middle

which is the same area viewed from the north side of Mount Passaconaway (see blog for 8/21/2014):

The forest was beautiful heading down Pine Bend Brook Trail:

Say Goodbye to the Sandwich Range Wilderness:

And this is how Pine Bend Brook Trail meets the Kancamagus Highway - not a lot of parking space!

Two final views from the Kancamagus Highway:

and that's all for today! Thank you God for a GREAT DAY!

We spoke with Deede Dixon this evening - they are staying in a Fire House in Hickory, North Carolina (having previously been through Greenville, Durham, and Winston-Salem). Here is the Facebook page for their bike ride https://www.facebook.com/bike3000 and their website http://bike3000.weebly.com/
Aren't they going to have a fun adventure!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
172 miles -- Manchester-by-the-Sea up 93 North to trailhead parking lot (3 hours)
12.75 miles -- hiking (5 hours 20 minutes)
3 hours -- to get home

Continuing to listen to all my songs, in alphabetical order. I listened to 79 songs in the D's
Double Talk Michael Franks
Double Trouble [Live] Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
Down Miranda Lambert
Down [Live] Pearl Jam
Down Along The Cove Bob Dylan
Down And Out [Live] Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
Down And Out In Paradise John Mellencamp
Down At Antone's The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Down By The River [Live] Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
Down By The River [Live] Neil Young
Down By The River [Live] Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Down By The River Neil Young
Down By The Water The Decemberists
Down By The Water [Live] The Decemberists
Down Down Down [Jazzy M Dub Mix] Gambafreaks
Down In Mississippi [Live] North Mississippi Allstars
Down In Mississippi Pops Staples
Down In The Flood [Live] The Band
Down In The Flood Bob Dylan
Down On Me Big Brother & The Holding Company (vocal by Janis Joplin)
Down On The Corner John Fogerty
Down Slow Moby
Down So Long Sting
Down South In New Orleans [Live] The Band
Down The Dolce Vita Peter Gabriel
Down The Highway Bob Dylan
Down The Road Kenny Chesney
Down The Road Plain White T's
Down The Road Tonight Bruce Hornsby & The Range
Down To London Joe Jackson
Down To London (Live) Joe Jackson
Down To Seeds And Stems Again Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
Down To The Sea Robert Plant
Down To You Joni Mitchell
(Down To) Seeds And Stems (Again) Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
Downbound Train Bruce Springsteen
The Downeaster "Alexa" Billy Joel
Downtown Jackson Browne
Downtown Petula Clark
Downtown Lights Annie Lennox
Downtown Train Rod Stewart
Dr. Beat Gloria Estefan
Dr. Livingstone, I Presume The Moody Blues
Dracula's Daughter - O Valencia! The Decemberists
Drag The Lake Charlie Drive-By Truckers
Dragonfly Summer Michael Franks
Drake Afro Celt Sound System
Drangkinbala Blekbala Mujik
Draw Me Close Michael W. Smith
Draw Near Scarlet Haven
Draw Near To Me Scott Brenner
Draw The Line/F.I.N.E. [Live] Aerosmith
The Dream Michael Franks
Dream About Flying Alexi Murdoch
Dream Baby Bananarama
Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) Glen Campbell
Dream Baby Dream [Live] Bruce Springsteen
Dream Baby Dream [Live] Bruce Springsteen
Dream Cafe Greg Brown
A Dream Come True Elton John & Leon Russell
Dream Come True The Temptations
Dream Girl Stephen Bishop
A Dream Goes On Forever Todd Rundgren
The Dream Of The Blue Turtles Sting
The Dream Of The Blue Turtles / Demolition Man [Live] Sting
Dream Of The Return Pat Metheny Group
Dream Within A Dream Spirit
Dream-A-Lot's Theme (I Will Live For Love) Donna Summer
Dream-A-Lot's Theme (I Will Live For Love) [12" Extended Remix] Donna Summer
Dreamgift Spencer Brewer, Eric Tingstad & Nancy Rumbel
Dreamgirl Dave Matthews Band
Dreamin' Man Neil Young
Dreamin' Man [Live] Neil Young
Dreaming [Live] Blondie
Dreaming Blondie
Dreaming Cream
Dreaming Of Snakes Stephen Stills
The Dreaming Tree Dave Matthews Band
The Dreaming Tree [Live] Dave Matthews Band

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