Thursday, September 25, 2014

My 20th (North Twin) and 21st (South Twin) 4,000 footers!

The end-of-July hike (Mount Willey, Mount Field, and Mount Tom) are grouped together in Crawford Notch State Park in the "middle group" (in the far-right green circle).
Previous hikes have been:
North Kinsman and South Kinsman are the far-far-left green circle
Cannon Mountain is the far-left green circle
just east of Cannon are Mount Lincoln and Mount Lafayette
south of them are Mount Flume and Mount Liberty (in the lower green circle)
Mount Hale is the middle-upper green circle
while today's hike (North Twin and South Twin) are in the red square:


Go up 93 from Boston, around on Route 3 for about 8 miles, then right (south) up Haystack Road for 2.5 miles


Using Map My Walk, I went up North Twin Trail (4.3 miles) to North Twin, then on North Twin Spur to get to the South Twin summit (1.3 miles), then backtracked to North Twin and down to the parking area (5.6 miles). With twists and turns and overlooks, I covered 11.8 miles in 5 hours 16 minutes. I covered about 6,740 feet in climbing elevation (2800 up, 230 down, 340 up, 340 down, 230 up, and then finally 2800 down):


North Twin Trail goes basically straight-and-flat up along Little River for 2 miles, and is GORGEOUS! It crosses Little River 3 times, and each time you have to play hopscotch - this is the view down from the trail:


This is the view upstream at my first river crossing


and the view upstream at my third river crossing

In the spring, this river must be insane - all those boulders are scoured CLEAN - also note the tree roots coming out of the bank!

After crossing the river for the last time, you go up a "regular hiking trail" - not too hard, but steeper-than-easy. After about another mile the trail gets steep

and stays that way all the way to the top

There is a nice outlook before the top, and then you are back in "high alpine forest" (very thick with moss) - a lot like a "ridge walk"


the view east - that peak in front of me might be Mount Hale


My selfie on North Twin


There is a cairn on the outlook just west of the North Twin summit


and the view west includes Galehead Mountain, with Mount Garfield in the far right and the Franconia Ridge in the distance (Lafayette, Lincoln, Liberty and Flume [right-to-left]). Owl's Head Mountain is the mountain beyond Galehead and in front of Flume


My picture on South Twin

taken by a friend hiking the AT (that's hiker-lingo for "Appalachian Trail"):


That is North Twin in the distance, which I have to get back to:


another beautiful view on my way back down


and an abundance of color on the trail near the end of the hike


and that's all for today! I can't wait to get Wendy up here to see Little River! Thank you God for a Great Day!

Thursday, September 25, 2014
153 miles -- Boston up 93 North to Rt. 3 to Haystack Rd to trailhead parking lot (2 1/2 hours)
11.8 miles -- hiking (5 hours 16 minutes)
3 hours -- to get home

Continuing to listen to all my songs, in alphabetical order. I listened to 87 songs, still in the E's
Quick note: "WM_" stands for Warren Miller ski movie soundtrack, which I built
Every Picture Tells A Story Rod Stewart Every Picture Tells A Story
Every Single Soul Michael Franti & Spearhead WM_ColdFusion
Every Single Soul - original Michael Franti & Spearhead Stay Human
Every Step Of The Way Santana Caravanserai
Every Summer Night Pat Metheny Group Letter From Home
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
Every Time She Whispers Michael Franks Barefoot On The Beach
Every Time We Say Goodbye Diana Krall Quiet Nights
Every Word Sade Lovers Rock
Every Word Tyken The Ultimate Ibiza Album [Disc 2]
Everybody (Original Mix) Martin Solveig Hed Kandi Classics [Disc 2]
Everybody Cryin' Mercy Mose Allison Allison Wonderland: Anthology [Disc 2]
Everybody Get Together The Dave Clark Five The Hits - DC5
Everybody Has The Blues James Taylor Live - James Taylor (2 cds)
Everybody Hurts R.E.M. Automatic For The People
Everybody Hurts R.E.M. Live (2 cds)
Everybody I Love You Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Déjà Vu
Everybody Is A Star Sly & The Family Stone Greatest Hits (Sly & The Family Stone)
Everybody Knows The Dave Clark Five The Hits - DC5
Everybody Knows The Dave Clark Five The Hits - DC5
Everybody Knows [Album Version] Don Henley The Very Best Of Don Henley
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere Neil Young Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere Neil Young & Crazy Horse Live At The Fillmore East
Everybody Loves You Now Billy Joel Songs In The Attic
Everybody Needs Love Drive-By Truckers Go-Go Boots
Everybody Needs Somebody The Marshall Tucker Band Anthology: The First 30 Years
Everybody Ona Move Michael Franti & Spearhead Yell Fire!
Everybody Ona Move Michael Franti & Spearhead Yell Fire! Live
Everybody Wake Up (Our Finest Hour Arrives) Dave Matthews Band Stand Up - DMB
Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven Kenny Chesney Lucky Old Sun
Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears For Fears Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82-92)
Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Extended Version) Tears For Fears '80s Dance Gold (2 cds)
Everybody Warned Me Bill Morrissey Inside
Everybody's Cryin' Mercy (Live) Mose Allison The Mose Chronicles Vol. 1
Everybody's Doin' It Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen Too Much Fun
Everybody's Doing It Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen Live From The Capitol Centre 1975
Everybody's Everything Santana Santana III
Everybody's Gonna Be Happy The Kinks Greatest Hits!
Everybody's Got A Cousin In Maimi Jimmy Buffett Fruitcakes
Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey The Beatles The Beatles (White Album) [2 cds]
Everybody's Talkin' [Bonus Track] Crosby, Stills & Nash Crosby, Stills & Nash [with Bonus Tracks]
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby [Mono] The Beatles Beatles '65
(Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With The Bag Kay Starr Ultra-Lounge: Christmas Cocktails, Part One
Everyday Dave Matthews America: A Tribute To Heroes
Everyday Dave Matthews Band Everyday
Everyday Dave Matthews Band Live At Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado (2 cds)
Everyday Dave Matthews Band Weekend On The Rocks [Live] (2 cds)
Everyday Dave Matthews Band 7/8/2006: Fenway Park, Boston, MA (4 cds)
Everyday Ryan Hebel 51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits
Everyday > #36 Dave Matthews Band The Gorge (2 cds)
Everyday Combat Lostprophets WM_Playground
Everyday I Write The Book Elvis Costello The Best Of Elvis Costello And The Attractions
Everyday Is A Winding Road Sheryl Crow Pure 90's
Everyday People Sly & The Family Stone Greatest Hits (Sly & The Family Stone)
Everyone Van Morrison Moondance
Everyone Deserves Music Michael Franti & Spearhead Everyone Deserves Music
Everyone Deserves Music Michael Franti & Spearhead Yell Fire! Live
Everyone Else Is Evolving Chappaquiddick Skyline Chappaquiddick Skyline
Everyone's Gone To The Movies Steely Dan Katy Lied
Everything A Man Could Ever Need Glen Campbell All The Best
Everything About You Ugly Kid Joe Pure 90's
Everything Happens to Me Gene Harris Playboy: Jazz After Dark (2 cds)
Everything Happens To Me Keith Jarrett At The Blue Note II: Friday, June 3, 1994 (2nd Set) [Disc 2]
Everything Hurts Buckwheat Zydeco Summer Solstice 2
Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About Thompson Square Just Feels Good
Everything I Wanted The Bangles Greatest Hits (The Bangles)
Everything In Me Maeve Mothers Of Grace Club
Everything Is Different Now Don Henley The Very Best Of Don Henley
Everything Must Go Steely Dan Everything Must Go
Everything Old Is New Again Peter Allen The Very Best Of Peter Allen (TBDU)
Everything Put Together Falls Apart Paul Simon Paul Simon
Everything That Touches You Bonnie Raitt Streetlights
Everything To Me Rockapella Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?
Everything You Did Steely Dan Royal Scam
Everything's Coming Our Way Santana Santana III
Everything's Gonna Be Alright The Butterfield Blues Band Woodstock Two (2 cds)
Everything's Not Lost Coldplay Parachutes
Everything's Not Lost [Live] Coldplay Coldplay Live 2003
Everytime Donavon Frankenreiter Move By Yourself
Everytime We Say Goodbye John Coltrane My Favorite Things
Everywhere Trinity Pipes Finally
Everywhere I Go Jackson Browne I'm Alive
Evil The Steve Miller Band The Best Of 1968-1973
Evil Empire Joe Jackson Blaze Of Glory
The Evil Eye Joe Jackson Beat Crazy
Evil Ways Santana Santana
Evil Woman Spooky Tooth Spooky Two

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