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Mount Washington (Oct. 2004)
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Mike and Lee at the base of the Imp trail in the White Mountains.
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The trailhead: 4.1 miles to the view.
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The start of the trail to the Imp.
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After some uphill, it was time to take off the extra clothes.
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A toad!
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Lee trudging along up the consistent grade.
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A junction after 3.1 miles of uphill hiking.
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I was sweating. A lot.
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A nice little stream near the trail.
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View from the Imp. That is Mount Washington in the center.
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A view of more of the Presidentials. October is peak foliage season.
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Looking down from the outlook.
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Lee and Mike looking for a good spot.
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It was very windy.
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A good place for lunch.
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Mike found a better place for lunch.
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Lee relaxing at the Imp.
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Me looking confused and being blown around by the wind.
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Me again, at the Imp.
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And me yet again, striking some sort of pose.
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Lee getting blown around.
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The foliage directly below our lunch spot.
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Lee tossed his banana peel, but the wind blew it about 200 yards in the opposite direction.
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On the way down, some trees that you'd expect to see in the spring.
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Taking a break on the way down from the Imp.
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We looked around for a good (and legal) camping spot near the Imp trail. Mike decided to rake off a spot for a tent.
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Lee poking around his end of the campsite.
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Mike demonstrating how to climb a tree.
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My tent.
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Relaxing at a nearby stream. Mike played with rocks.
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I cooked soup for dinner. Even with all that water, it was too strong.
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Later we made a fire, since we were cold and a little bored.
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Lee blew on the fire, producing this interesting photographic result.
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Remains of the next morning's breakfast. We couldn't finish the beef stick.
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Lee ready for the day's adventures.
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Me, chilly but feeling well enough for a self-portrait.
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Mike brushing his teeth in the stream.
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The trailhead at Mount Washington. It was a popular trail.
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Lee enjoying some water after some initial ascent.
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Mike plodding upward. That is not the summit up there. Not even close.
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