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A`ohe pu`u ki`eki`e ke ho`u`o `ia e pi`i

07-18-2010

Submitted By Michael Virdone

The Mountains & Stats

6 miles with 2300 feet of gain
  • Cannon (4100 Feet, NH) globe Mountain

People On The Trip

Trip Report

     Hawaiian for "No cliff is so tall that it cannot be scaled".

     

      As we were heading into our last day of vacation in New Hampshire and the weather was looking good, Mike and I decided to go ahead and complete our 115. As we normally like to mark these moments with a big to-do, we were caught unprepared and the night before the hike we stopped in Littleton at the liquor store and dollar tree to pick up supplies for a Luau on top of Cannon.

     

      We started from the parking lot with Nate and hiked the Lonesome Lake, High Cannon and Kinsman Ridge trails. Very steep, wet, slippery rocks and a sketchy ladder to the top but all was fine when we got to the tower. We put on our Hawaiian attire and uncorked our champagne to celebrate the occasion. Gondola riders stared and thought we were crazy, but offered to take our picture anyway. After taking pictures of our crazy selves and the views we started the hike down. Mike and I bagged the Northeast Cannonball on the way down, as it is on the NE Hundred Highest list. Still donned in our Hawaiian finest, we got stares from the crowds headed up to Lonesome Lake, but we had earned the privilege of looking ridiculous and jogged back to the car with our heads held high.

     

      While unplanned, the Luau was a wonderful way to celebrate our finish and we were very glad that Nate was there with us! Now it's time for me to get a new pair of boots and hit the trails!

      - Nicole

The Good and The Bad

The Good:

The views
The stares
The Luau!!!
Finishing the 115!!!

The Bad:

Wet slippery rocks
Sketchy ladder

The Drive

Drove from the cabin and back.

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