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  • 1-6

    8 11.59%
  • 7-12

    9 13.04%
  • 13-18

    8 11.59%
  • 19-24

    8 11.59%
  • 25-30

    1 1.45%
  • 31-36

    3 4.35%
  • 37-42

    7 10.14%
  • 43-47

    4 5.80%
  • 48

    17 24.64%
  • Zero

    4 5.80%
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  1. #71

    the 48

    I did not begin peak bagging in the sense of adding to a list until about 4 years ago. I had always hiked in the Waterville area, and between hiking trips with my father and brothers, never kept count. One year, after the Flags on the 48- a friend said, "How many of the 4,000's do you have?" I had no idea, and started to go over what I remembered doing. I was over 20 and thought, "WOW". At this time I was going through a divorce. I took on the list as an emotional and physical distraction to try and accomplish something positive through a difficult and strenuous time in life. When my ex had the kids, I had no idea what to do with my time, so I said "I'll go hiking!" That is how I began pursuing the list. Now, I have 47 of these conquered and will complete #48 , Madison, this weekend. I will be with freinds and family who supported me through thick and thin. It will be a catharsis. I would not have changed these experiences for anything else. The list has helped me grow, help me move forward and it has given me a new direction in life. That is my story.


  2. #72
    Woo-hoo! Congratulations, Mari! I was just on Madison last weekend ... you'll have a lot of fun (just avoid Osgood Ridge )!
    Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face. - Dave Barry
    Waterville 11/30; Loon 12/7; Cannon 12/13, 1/17, 2/23; Sugarloaf 12/20, 21-22; Bretton Woods 1/3; Jay Peak 1/24-25; Heavenly 2/9; Squaw Valley 2/10-2/11; Wachusett 3/3; Sunday River 3/7-8

  3. #73
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    Congrats!

    peakbagging is addictive though, so be careful :P

    I'm glad you had a clear day for Mooselauke. i finished my NH48 and NE4kers on that peak in the dense fog. It was raining on the way up, but it eventually stopped. The clouds were very low and I have no clue what the view is like from up there. I've been wanting to go back and ski there in the winter, but haven't had the desireable time/weather combination fall into place. I have since gone on to climb the 100 highest and am now working on the Dak peaks, and the US state highpoints.

    There's always a list if you make the time
    Completing a list makes you climb peaks that you would normally pass by. It helps drive you to set goals, and encourages you to fulfill committments. On top of all that, you get to see some awesome places, commune with yourself and others, and discover things about your self you may have never known.

    Keep hiking :P

  4. #74
    Good Job Mari ! I must admit, it was quite odd to run into you during that super gusty day on Lafayette. Let us know how Madison goes!

  5. #75

    48's

    Hey- I will be on Madison this Saturday with any luck! Anyone care to join me in a celebratory beer on the summittt let me know. BYOB

  6. #76
    Good for you Mari, way to go girl! Glad you'll finish them all. Taking a group to do 2 of the 4k's at Franconia Ridge Saturday or I'd meet you at the summit and share that beer with your family/friends.

    Hey girl, here's an idea... even though you don't have a flags mountain this year, join in on one or a few. And meet us at The Mooseland Grill for a meal and a beer.
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    Hope to see you good folks there!

  7. #77
    I've done 7/48 of the 4k's.
    Rank Mountain Elev. Dates Times Peaked
    1 Washington 6288 7/17/04, 8/14/04 2
    2 Adams 5774 8/14/04 1
    3 Jefferson 5712 8/25/04 1
    4 Monroe 5384 8/25/04 1
    5 Madison 5367 8/14/04 1
    6 Lafayette 5260 6/27/04 1
    7 Lincoln 5089 6/27/04, 9/19/04 2

    I keep a spreadsheet of the mtns i've hiked. I was determined to finish the 5k's this summer when i decided to pursue the 4k's. Many fun times and i can't wait to hike again.
    Powder. It\'s a drug. And like any other potentially addictive substance, it sucks up time, money and inclination, all of which eventually drain through a hole in your psyche. Seasons are squandered in its pursuit, lives are lost in its fury. It\'s a silken seductress, to which having once fallen prey to those wiles, you will always return, but whose continuous promise of tumultuous crescendo is never quite realized - there can never, ever, be enough powder. Given that, there can never, ever, be enough said about an inanimate substance with the power to mold disciples and the cosmic ability to both transform and transfix. It\'s a dimension. Powder.

  8. #78
    I'd planned on finishing them this year, but no dice. Willey, Field and Tom put me at 43.

    Maybe I'll do some winter day trips and get a few of the easier ones, and move forward on my winter list.

  9. #79
    48.

    Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face. - Dave Barry
    Waterville 11/30; Loon 12/7; Cannon 12/13, 1/17, 2/23; Sugarloaf 12/20, 21-22; Bretton Woods 1/3; Jay Peak 1/24-25; Heavenly 2/9; Squaw Valley 2/10-2/11; Wachusett 3/3; Sunday River 3/7-8

  10. #80
    Excellent.

    Congrats Michael!

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