Rattlesnake Ledge

I finally got a chance to climb Here.  Yesterday after work Tim and I went over to Rattlesnake Ledge.  I found the climbing there alot harder than the routes appeared to be.  The rock is kind of like Rumney and so are the features of the routes juat smaller.  I failed to top out on every route we climbed and my fingers were shot from climbing on the shist (not as sharp as the stuff at rumney).  After about 2 hours we pulled out the aidders and did some aid climbing on the bolted routes.  Aid Climbing is so much fun! 
I didnt bring my camera but I snapped a few shots with my Droid while Tim was setting up the top rope and rappeling down.

Mt Hale Hike With Jeremy 8/21/10

Jeremy is trying to finish up his 4K list this summer, and has done quite a bit of hiking already, but I had not had a chance to go with him yet, so I was happy when he asked me if I wanted to go this morning.  He needed to be back for noon, so I recomended we do Hale, its one he needed, and I needed it for my second list, and I need a rock for my rock from the summit collection.  I picked him up at 3:30am and we were on the summit of Mt Hale by 7am.  We went to Pegs in Woodstock for breakfast and were back home at 11am.  Usually I bring a beer for the summit when doing a hike, but it was too early for beer today, so I brought stuff to make Mimosas. Grin
Summit

My Summit Rock Collection grows by 1. 39 more to go

Mt Washington Solo Hike 8/7/10

After resting my leg for 3 weeks  due to a stress fracture,  I was pretty restless and no longer wanted to follow the 4-6 weeks of rest recommendation from the doctor, so I decided to go for a hike.  As many times as I have been up Mount Washington and have skied and snowboarded in Tuckermans, I had never ascended the Tuckerman Ravine Trail without there being any snow.   Usually I avoid this route because of the traffic in the summer, but I really wanted to climb it now for some reason.  It really is a beautiful Trail:
 Getting to Pinkham:


Tux!


When it looks like this it’s hard to imagine that we ever slide down this on skis and boards

Looking back down from the top

At the Summit

Looking towards Monroe and Lake of the Clouds

Views Descending Lions Head

Tux from Lions Head

 
 I stopped and played with the Red Squirell at Shelter 5 on the way Down.  I played with the same one for a while when I stayed there in May.  I wonder if he recognized me.  He ate out of my hand, but didn’t trust anybody else who tried it while I was there

My leg felt great for the whole hike.  I made it from Pinkham Notch to the top in 2 ½ hours, and I took 3 ½ to come back down gingerly.  The green was pretty, but I hope to see this area white again soon.
*Note- I used a Disposable Film Camera for the pics cause my digicam was broken.
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