Friday Fave: The Rim of the Gap

The Rim of the Gap trail lets you experience a southern style escarpment, or what I call a cliff.

It was a day of chutes and ladders, cliffs and boulders.

And it was a day serenaded by the sound of water dripping off rocks.

In other words, I've found another Top Ten hike close to home and full of wonderful things that's a near-perfect thru-hike training ground.  This hike is FUN!

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Friday Fave: Why in the world would you want to do that?

This was our first overnighter in the White Mountains this season.  Steve Smith, the guru of all things White Mountain hiking, called this one “the most grueling section of the AT in the White Mountains.”

Oh, goody!

This should be fun.

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Friday Fave: I Play a Part in a White Mountain Love Story

Way back at Liberty Springs Tent Site, we chatted with Quinn, the Caretaker, a lovely young woman who didn't seem to mind answering questions she'd probably been asked a thousand times about what it's like to spend the summer using a privy that "flushes" with mulch.  

She asked me to deliver a message to a boy at the Guyot Shelter.  Of course I said yes!  What fun to play a tiny role in a White Mountain love story.   

She entrusted me with a tiny square of paper folded a couple of times with "Jimmy" penned elegantly on the top.

I tucked it into my hip belt where I knew it would be safe and off we went.  It would be two days before we reached the Guyot Shelter.

The question was:  would the note survive the trek?

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