At the camp, Deb prepping for supper
Spam, meat of champions....and our trail lunch for tomorrow.
I have NO idea what Tucker's doing....
MMMM, Spam sandwiches...
At the gathering at the start, Deb talking with Bob Najar.
I have no idea....
Feeble attempt at a group start...at least Deb's into it!
Sign #1 at the trailhead.
Cool bridge we crossed....it was bouncy and Tucker didn't like that one bit!
Some obstacles we encountered.
A big thanks to whoever did all this work.
Some trail early on...
Moose bones that Tucker tried to bury some of...
Sunday River ski slopes
Look over to the White Mountains of NH.
We decided that is Mount Washington
More nice trail....weather was great most of the day.
A nice mist setting down low, looking northeast.
Looking over at Speck Mountain, our next destination. It's the high peak of the loop at around 4170.
Craig Wilson coming down the boardwalks on the trail
Looking West at the White Mountains from the top of the firetower on top of Speck.
Looking down at the rails I have to go back down....it's waaaaay down there.
Nice LaSportiva's, Steve!
Nice waterfall coming down from Speck
Tucker begging for Deb's lunch of Spam, even though he already ate his Vienna Sausages.
We eat good on these runs!
These guys ran the first half and sacrificed themselves to an early beer in order to have aid at the parking lot.
Bob Najar sitting, and Heather, maker of blueberry crisp, Bodie hiding behind Heather.
East Baldpate from West Baldpate. Yes, we go over that next.
More nice steps
Bob, Tucker and Deb head up the very hot Western face of East Baldpate.
Somehow i got ahead of them and here they are coming up after I summited.
I think this is Puzzle Mountain in the distance with Long Mt in the foreground
Nice rung work to help us get down....Tucker just ran around them.
Now i'm up on top of Long waiting for Deb and Bob.
...and here's Bob!
Top of Puzzle, where we were puzzled. It started raining, the wind was blowing and we couldn't find the trail down.
3.5 miles to go!