[at-l] Speaking of Felix

Dee Landau monadnockdee at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 09:38:57 CDT 2010


Glad I could help!!

Dee

On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 4:31 PM, Art Cloutman <Art at crystalacresnh.com>wrote:

>  Dee,
>        It is a good thing for me that you posted this message.  I turned on
> my cell this morning to make sure it had a charge.  Usually I get no
> reception at my house but found a text from Felix from Thurs saying he had
> sprained his ankle and was a day behind.  Your message confirmed that
> situation.  So I headed north to try and meet him at Franconia Notch.  There
> are a couple of places where the trail can be accessed in the notch.  I
> tried them both but found no signs of Felix and Pilot.  I talked to some
> people coming down from Liberty Springs Tent site.  Two gals claimed they
> saw them but expected it would take them awhile to reach the notch because
> of Felix's injury.  So I started up the trail.  I checked my cell for
> messages and realized I had reception so I gave them a call and left a
> message.  Then headed up Liberty Springs Trail (AT) for around 1/2 hour when
> I got a call from Felix.  They must have come down while I was checking the
> other trail access point.  They were in N. Woodstock doing laundry.  I
> backtracked to my truck and drove to town where I met them at the Alpine
> Inn.  We went to lunch at Peg's then across the street for ice cream.  We
> stopped at Wayne's for some resupply then headed back to the trail.
>      There were several hikes at the trail head.  One thru hiker by the
> name of Lefty from North Carolina  got off the trail at Delaware Water Gap
> to spend a few days hiking with his two buddies.  They planned to hike up Mt
> Wasington but some one convinced them to do part of Franconia Ridge
> instead.  They had a car  in the Lincoln Woods Parking lot on the edge of
> the Pemi Wilderness.  So I drove them back to there car.
>      Just after the call from Felix I met a solo thru hiker named Pixie.
> She had dyed bright red hair and was wearing dark blue leggings.  She left
> Springer on March 17th and was having a wonderful hike.  She said she was
> surprised at how much harder the Whites were than the trail before Mt
> Moosilauke.  No more 20+ mile days for awhile.  I suggested she slow down
> for the Whites to enjoy the amazing views.  Chances are this is a once in a
> lifetime opportunity.  Why do it fast make it take as long as possible.
>      As you can see I had a great day.  And I got to be Gabby again for a
> few hours.  With a little luck I may be able to hook up with Felix again
> later in the week.
>
> Gabby
>
>
> Art,
>
> I heard from Felix at 8:30 this morning and they were at Galehead. He is
> hiking on a hurt ankle. I doubt they will make Moosilauke tomorrow...too
> many miles in there.
>
>
> Dee
>
> On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 9:31 PM, Art Cloutman <Art at crystalacresnh.com>
> wrote:
>
> I'm heading out tomorrow morning to see if I can meet Felix and Pilot
> on top of Mt Moosilauke.  I plan to do a loop hike and spend the
> evening with them on the trail.  I'm out of shape and out of sync as
> to packing my stuff.  I have packed and unpacked two different
> backpacks but I'm still not sure if I'm bringing the right stuff.  I
> suppose it really does not matter since it will be only one night.
> Hope he is on schedule or else I will have spent all this time
> figuring out that it doesn't make too much difference. I'll write you
> a report on Monday.
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> Life is Good!!!
> Art Cloutman
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