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Title: Presidential Traverse
Post by: angeloks on April 11, 2013, 08:24:26 AM
Hey,

I had a quick question. I might try the traverse next week. I'd park near Madison and finish at Webster. What are my options to get back to my car (aside from walking the other way around). I mean, are there any buses, shuttles, taxis that I could call ? I've been hitch hiking before in the area, but I don't want to rely on that. I could always reach the AMC Highland Center, but then what ?

Thanks !
Title: Re: Presidential Traverse
Post by: Admin Al on April 11, 2013, 09:02:44 AM
I believe there is a shuttle between Highland and Pinkham. not sure if they stop at Appalachia. call 'em!
Title: Re: Presidential Traverse
Post by: DLottmann on April 11, 2013, 09:31:06 AM
Unfortunately I don't think the shuttle starts till June 1st:

http://www.outdoors.org/lodging/lodging-shuttle.cfm

I would still call the Highland Center, 603-278-4453, they might have some ideas.
Title: Re: Presidential Traverse
Post by: OldEric on April 11, 2013, 09:37:13 AM
Check out Views From The Top and other hiker related forums.  This question comes up frequently.  I know there is a "Hiker Shuttle" based out of Gorham.  I am sure there are other options but I expect they are all basically variations on the taxi theme.
Title: Re: Presidential Traverse
Post by: JakeDatc on April 11, 2013, 09:37:41 AM
Easiest way is to go with someone else and spot a car at the end.  (even when the shuttles are going)
Title: Re: Presidential Traverse
Post by: steve weitzler on April 11, 2013, 10:47:41 AM
Hitch hike. I have always done that and it has never failed. :) :)
Title: Re: Presidential Traverse
Post by: DaveR on April 11, 2013, 01:51:04 PM
Hitch hike. I have always done that and it has never failed. :) :)

1. There must have been beer at the end to get you to hike that far! ;)
2. Someone actually stopped for you? ;D
Title: Re: Presidential Traverse
Post by: top-rope-happy on April 11, 2013, 02:11:50 PM
I find that it's harder to hitch on weekend.  Anyhow, if I were to do it alone, I'd leave my bike at the end and ride back.
Title: Re: Presidential Traverse
Post by: Admin Al on April 11, 2013, 05:36:32 PM
Anyhow, if I were to do it alone, I'd leave my bike at the end and ride back.

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Title: Re: Presidential Traverse
Post by: steve weitzler on April 11, 2013, 07:19:10 PM
Hey Dave, there is always beer at the end and I actually look pretty good after walking and sweating all day.
Title: Re: Presidential Traverse
Post by: OldEric on April 11, 2013, 09:58:29 PM
Hey Dave, there is always beer at the end and I actually look pretty good after walking and sweating all day.

Couldn't look any worse...  :)
Title: Re: Presidential Traverse
Post by: steve weitzler on April 12, 2013, 07:27:29 AM
We're not getting any prettier Eric!! :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Presidential Traverse
Post by: OldEric on April 12, 2013, 08:44:32 AM
S[peak for yourself. :P
Title: Re: Presidential Traverse
Post by: DaveR on April 12, 2013, 10:54:40 AM
We're not getting any prettier Eric!! :'( :'( :'(

At least you don't need to worry about going bald anymore Steve! :D
Title: Re: Presidential Traverse
Post by: steve weitzler on April 12, 2013, 01:19:42 PM
Bald is beutiful :) :)