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Why I Believe In Feeding My Wanderlust

“I refuse to let coffee be the thing that calls me out of bed morning after morning. I long to chase a thirst never quite satiated, travel across the pond, but also across a nearby mountain, keep reaching for a life that I will look back on and say, “Yes. It was full, indeed.” Life itself is a grand adventure that I want to fill with smaller ones. I struggle to think I will be on my deathbed wishing I had a little more in the bank, and I don’t want to be on it thinking of all the places I’ve never seen and all the experiences I craved and never knew. In what could be perceived as discontent, I am searching for ultimate contentment.”

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That’s from last week’s Clapway article. Tomorrow’s post? My backpacking journey into the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Thanks for reading, lovely ones.

(PS: Please read/share! The more that happens, the closer I get to writing actually becoming a real-life part of my living! It’s such a wonderful thought to think.)

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Presidential Traverse in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

21 miles. 8 peaks. 50-70mph wind. 30-50˚F.

Madison | Adams | Jefferson | Clay | Washington | Monroe | Eisenhower | Pierce

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Summary of the 2nd week of October

Sunday - Hiked up Mount Washington, highest point in New England.

Monday - Rusty ran the Presidential Traverse. Leah took a rest day.

Tuesday - Traveled to New York/Massachusetts Border and hiked into Bash Bish Falls.

Wednesday - Climbed at West Point (sport climbing)and the Inner Wall (indoor bouldering).

Thursday - Mountain biked at Stewart State Forest while hunters let off shots all around us. Not recommended.

Friday - Took a rest day since Rusty was sick. Prepared for the bomb.

Saturday - Took part in the Broadway Bomb in NYC. Rained the whole time and missed the finish line. Topped it off with some Grimaldi’s pizza and calzones.

Presidential Traverse hike is thrilling, but be prepared

Presidential Traverse hike is thrilling, but be prepared

One of the most challenging day hikes in New England is the Presidential Traverse, a gargantuan ramble over all the major peaks of the Presidential Range in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Tackling the hike means anywhere from 12 to 20 hours on your feet for some 19 to 23 miles while you gain about 9,000 feet of elevation.

Beginning around the summer solstice in June, when there is maximum…

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This Years Main Events

This Years Main Events

Last night, it became official – I’m running the New York Marathon in November. And with that, my racing schedule for the year is pretty much set. More for my own amusement than anything else, here’s what my endurance year is looking like — goals are in order of importance (yes, sometimes finishing is more important than having fun):

Date Event GoalMay 16 Brooklyn Half-Marathon A: Enjoy myself

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Last April @davidsavoie_ and I attempted a 2 day hike named the Presidential Traverse. It crosses 7 peaks, has about 8000 feet of elevation gain, and was about 24 miles long. We didn’t hit the final two summits so we are back this year for redemption and round 2, starting at 3:30 am tomorrow morning. This time we are attempting it in one day and potentially adding on another summit. This shot of David walking up the cog railway shows the visibility we had last year. We are hoping for better views tomorrow!
by @bdoscher on February 07, 2016 at 08:31PM here