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Anyone interested in either a 1 or 2 night to Mt Adams (Nh Presidentals)? If 2 nights can do Madison as well.  Crag Camp is a wonderful fully enclosed shelter (no heat but bunks & tables).  I'm thinking mid to late January.  Will need 0 to -20 bag, crampons, snowshoes, all the winter gear, etc.  I hike at book time or slightly slower (I don't race) and I often hike with my Border Collie even in the winter.

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Welcome. I can't join you, but what part of Maine do you live.  I'm in Kittery.

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I'm up near Cornish.  Do you go to the White Mtns often?

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I'm up near Cornish.  Do you go to the White Mtns often?

No I have not been there since we moved here.  It's a bit of an endevor for me with no hiking buddy up here. Too far for a day hike for sure.   .  We are going to buy a lake/mtn house somewhere on the west coast of Maine one of these days.  Where do you hike other than the whites?

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I'm headed to the Whites at the end of December and was doing some route planning. How does your pace for winter compare to summer? (half as fast, 3/4, etc?)
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I'm headed to the Whites at the end of December and was doing some route planning. How does your pace for winter compare to summer? (half as fast, 3/4, etc?)

Totally depends on conditions. Breaking trail in deep snow... you'll be going a snail's pace. Good broken compact trail, you can go as fast as a typical summer pace. Faster if you can butt-slide downhill.*

* Case in point... Two years ago coming down Boott Spur, we dropped 2,000' in 15 minutes.


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Totally depends on conditions. Breaking trail in deep snow... you'll be going a snail's pace. Good broken compact trail, you can go as fast as a typical summer pace. Faster if you can butt-slide downhill.*

* Case in point... Two years ago coming down Boott Spur, we dropped 2,000' in 15 minutes.

Thanks for the info! I'll have to check in at Highland Lodge and see what conditions are like before I head out to try a 10-15 mile day.
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