Steven Akkersdijk: #Incontrol
9 hours ago
|Cuts happen, especially in Chatham. I kite out to the newest one, stopping at the old cut on the way out and Stage Harbor on the way back. The beachscape changes quickly around here! It's hard for a kiter keep up.|
This delinquent buoy was trying to run away from home, until it got tripped up by South Beach.
I put away my mountaineering boots and have been kiting since the end of March. It's great to be on the water again!
Kitesurfed, Hardings Beach, WSW, 15-22, 10M Rally/ Mako 150, Solo
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Lots of day hikes, slept in my truck a lot so I could start early, 2 hut trips, 1 camping trip that turned into a shelter trip due to wet conditions. My goal was to try Winter camping and do more of the NH 4000 footers. I want to see all of the high peaks with their Winter coats.
11/27/16 Monadnock, Red Spot, 4 miles, solo.
12/4/16 Monadnock, I found the Pumpelly Cave! 5 miles, solo.
12/11/16 Monadnock, Pumpelly Cave, 5 miles, solo.
12/17/16 Monadnock, White Dot. 4 miles, solo
12/25/16 Waumbek, 8 Miles. With Starr King, easy hike, no steeps, like Moosilauke, solo.
1/1/17 Osceola/ East Osceola, 7.6 miles. Grey Jays, very steep to East Osceola. Fun slide down.
1/7/17 Moriah, 10 miles, Relatively easy hike on Stony Brook. Beautiful ridge for 1.5 mile, solo.
1/14/17 Zealand, hiked into Zealand hut the day before. No steeps, no views from peak. WHP.
1/15/17 Hale, hiked from Zealand Hut over Hale to cars, no steeps, no views. WHP.
1/21/17 N Kinsman/ S Kinsman, stayed at Kinsman Pond shelter after hike, no steeps, WHP.
1/21/17 Cannon, from Kinsman Pond shelter, over "Cannon Balls", steeps on final 1/2 mile. WHP.
2/5/17 Mid/ S Carter, Loop, cut thru Camp Dodge return, no steeps, 11 miles, 8 hours, solo.
2/11/17 Cabot, 10 miles, 7 hours, no steeps, AMC.
2/19/17 Wildcat A,B,C,D, from/to Carter Notch Hut, some steeps to Wildcat A, WHP.
2/20/17 Carter Dome, from Carter Notch Hut, very steep on hut side, crampons, WHP.
2/26/17 Hancock, S Hancock, some steeps, micro spikes, 10 miles, 7 hours, AMC.
3/5/17 Garfield, gentle hike, mild steeps last 1/4 mile, microspikes, 14 miles, 7.5 hours, Solo.
3/11/17 Table Rock Trail, Grafton Notch, short but beautiful, with Lee.
3/19/17 Pack and North Pack Monadnock, gentle hike, 7 miles, with Jeff, Cora (dog).
My favorite 3 hikes were along the Carter Ridge- Moriah, Mid and S Carter, Carter Dome. I loved the the wind sculptured coating of snow and the stunning intermittent views from the ridge.
Lots of day hikes, slept in my truck sometimes so I could start hiking at or before sunrise, 1 car camping trip. My main goal was to learn enough and get conditioned enough to make it up Mt Washington. My secondary goal was to make it back down from Washington.
Mt Monadnock warm ups in Nov and Dec.
12/9/2015 Completed 2015 Winter Hiking Program, (WHP).
12/12/2015 Jackson, 5 miles, with WHP.
12/13/2015 Chocura, 7 miles, solo.
1/2/2016 Dublin Lake/Mt Monadnock, 11.5 miles, solo.
1/9/16 Pierce/Eisenhower, 8.5 miles, 6 hours, WHP.
1/17/16 Tecumsah, 5.2 miles, no steeps, solo.
1/24/16 Willey/Field/Tom, 11 miles, i9 hours, Grey Jays eat from hand, mild steeps Willey, solo.
1/31/16 N Kinsman/S Kinsman, 10 miles, no steeps, WHP.
2/6/16 Moosilauke, 10 miles, 7 hours, no steeps, WHP. Very easy hike.
2/14/16 Jackson, 5 miles, 4 hours, no steeps, Solo.
2/21/16 Washington, 8.5 miles, 9 hours, WHP. Lions Head, very steep, very challenging!
3/5/16 Lincoln, Lafayette, 9 miles, beautiful loop hike on Franconia Ridge, no steeps, solo.
3/19/16 Madison, with AMC.
4/3/16 Hancock/ S Hancock, 9.8 miles, Steep approach to S Hancock, solo.
8/24/16 Liberty/ Flume, 10.1 miles, nice hike with Ben! Flume slide trail up, steep.
Red- New Hampshire 48 4000 Footers in Winter
AMC- Appalachian Mountian Club
WHP- AMC Winter Hiking Program Boston