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By Adam Wilcox
From: Candia, NH
Aug 13, 2009
You certainly get around.
Thanks for sharing, Brad. I might never go to a lot of these places but I enjoy reading about them.
By bradley white
Aug 14, 2009
You are welcome Adam.
I used mole skinned cross country skis with Tirol adjustable bindings that fit ice climbing boots on the Wilderness trail to Franconia Brook trail and then would camp close to the brook west uphill from 13 falls campground. I modified a weight lifter's belt with loop holes to drag two kid sleds behind me. These sleds were loaded with food, camping supplies and climbing gear. I had 10 days off between Christmas and New years day. I usually stayed six days out there. One day to approach and set up camp. One day to snowshoe up to the crag's base. Three or four days climbing and one day to break camp and ski back to the car. I went out there four years. The only person that ever joined me was Jim Shimberg. The rest of my climbing associates I believe, thought I was nuts.
I had some mishaps over the years, sleds careening off the trail snapping the drag lines, Spent one night with Jim at 30 below zero, had my camp destroyed in 1984 year by high wind spouts and rain. I had to build a fire inside what was left of my shelter to survive the night. Scratched my corneas by fire ash and after seeing the doctor had to wear patches on both eyes for a week. I loved it out there away from civilization except for a radio and sometimes Jim.
By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Aug 15, 2009
|you are one burly dude bradley :)|
By Ryan Barber
From: Rumney, NH
Dec 27, 2011
|LOL. How many miles on the approach??|
By john strand
From: southern colo
Dec 27, 2011
|if you are areal maniac-- come in over the top. So special|