[at-l] It ain't the AT, but it is Mt Wash

Cody Girl codycodygirl at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 20:34:00 CDT 2012

You know, in the spirit of full disclosure, you should know that my brother
came to hike the Whites with me.  He was so hoping to summit Washington
with me, but due to my unfocused manner I was just shy of Washington when
he joined me, finishing instead at Crawford Notch.  Sooooooo, we took a
zero day, and yes, I did, ride the cog railroad up the hill.  First let me
say, it was the bio diesel version so I was glad not to be spewing black
smoke all over the Whites.  And it was stupid expensive, but he was,
afterall, a tourist.  And, he had travelled all the way from New Mexico,
and by god, he was gonna see Mt Washington, in spite of his lazy sister who
had not hiked fast enough to be there when he got there!

When we went up the Cog it was a beautiful clear day, you could see for
miles and miles.  Windy as ****, but clear clear clear. Then, a few days
later, I hiked in in the mist.  Also beautiful, on a whole different level.

Sadly, I met many thruhikers I knew in the Mt Washington facility when we
came up on the cog.  Not a damn one of them mooned us on the way down.
Quite disappointing really.


On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 8:23 PM, Cody Girl <codycodygirl at gmail.com> wrote:

> http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/sc-trav-0403-mount-washington-20120403,0,231093.story
> I got a kick out of this.  The trials and travels of tackling Mt
> Washington on the auto road.  The writer's last comment is "Next time I'm
> walking!".  I agree wholeheartedly!
> When I went over the Presidentials the first half was in the fog, didn't
> see a thing, then Lake in the Clouds in the mist, a night at The Perch, and
> glorious clear skies from Washington and points north.  I wouldn't have it
> any other way, I cherish the memory of every single step.
> And Now, for something completely different ...
> I thought you might enjoy another perspective.
> Cody
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