Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Hiking New Hampshire's 4,000 Footers: The List

Mt Jackson

All good things come in fits and bursts and I hope you all don't mind my blogging in fits and bursts as well. I've been revitalizing myself and refocusing priorities. Adam and I decided that our new priorities included lots of early mornings, long drives, and hot sweaty days on some of New Hampshire's most scenic trails.

This venture is officially (more like unofficially) called "the list." It's not the list of highest summits in the world or gnarliest adventures. For us "The List" is New Hampshire's 4,000 footers.

The list has been in mind over the years, but has never "called" to me. This past summer I felt the "calling" and ever since have been spending my time getting bitten by bugs, avoiding crowds when possible, and breaking in my knees. It's been slow and painful going. Especially since we decided not to count any peaks we have already done. Between the two of us that means ditching the close to two dozen peaks we have already summited. It just made more sense to start from scratch.

I hope to post pics and videos of as many mountains as possible for all those who want to be inspired by our mission. I've got a few camping and hiking reviews to share as well. So stay checked in! 


Anonymous said...

I am so looking following you via internet as you do this. Hopefully I'll get out to a few of them in the next year or so & we can compare! Happy birthday!!

- (cousin) Sasha

The Insolitus Lupus said...

Wow, that is awesome! When I was little (like, 8 years old) I was taking climbing lessons in NH, where I lived at the time. I love your idea of climbing all the 4,000 footers in the state. I'm sure it'll be an adventure, no?

Betty Mountain Girl said...

Thanks Sasha! Let's definitely compare notes!!

Thanks Insolitus Lupus for your kind encouragement! It's actually so popular of a list they have a club for it. A nifty patch included!! Thanks for reading :)