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    New To Hiking

    Any suggestions for a newbie? I'm in Maine... I'm thinking something in the 4-6 mile range...


    I'm in pretty good shape so I'm up for a little challenge..



    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaller1
    Any suggestions for a newbie? I'm in Maine... I'm thinking something in the 4-6 mile range...


    I'm in pretty good shape so I'm up for a little challenge..

    thanks!
    Lots of good options. Mount Jackson and Webster in Crawford Notch is a good spin. Monadnock in Southern NH is also good. Major on Winnepasaukee....another good one. Tecumseh from WV is easy too.
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    If you're up for heading over to the Presidentials, I always recommend an up and back to Eisenhower via Edmund's Path as a great "newbie" hike. If the weather is nice, you can explore further up the Crawford Path to either Monroe or the hut.
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    Eisenhower is a great hike and one that will really make you salivate for more hiking.
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    Hit up your state highpoint..
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katahdin

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    Quote Originally Posted by pizza
    Hit up your state highpoint..
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katahdin
    I'd probably work my way up to Katadin considering its remote location and that most hikes up it require an overnight stay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss
    I'd probably work my way up to Katadin considering its remote location and that most hikes up it require an overnight stay.
    Ok, hit up your neighboring state's highpoint via the TRT.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_W...w_Hampshire%29

    Then come back to Katahdin. Then join the highpointer's club, and read your name in pizza's "milestones" column in the quarterly newsletter. Then do the other 48 state highpoints.

    Then thank your alpinezone friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pizza
    Ok, hit up your neighboring state's highpoint via the TRT.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_W...w_Hampshire%29

    Then come back to Katahdin. Then join the highpointer's club, and read your name in pizza's "milestones" column in the quarterly newsletter. Then do the other 48 state highpoints.

    Then thank your alpinezone friends.
    Certainly something to work up to!

    Mt. Washington, however, is not a good hike for a beginner hiker given the weather conditions, elevation, and distances. It is not a hike to take lightly. Certainly one to do though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss
    Certainly something to work up to!

    Mt. Washington, however, is not a good hike for a beginner hiker given the weather conditions, elevation, and distances. It is not a hike to take lightly. Certainly one to do though!

    Yeah, that's the goal! I'd love to do the overnight ..maybe early Fall.. is that a good time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss
    Certainly something to work up to!

    Mt. Washington, however, is not a good hike for a beginner hiker given the weather conditions, elevation, and distances. It is not a hike to take lightly. Certainly one to do though!

    hmm.. maybe you're right - he should start small.


    The logbook at this highpoint has some great entries.

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