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June 17, 2010
No real Report today, sorry about that. Totally over the top with work and gigging. Frankly I haven't been this busy since 3 winters ago when I played 16 consecutive nights of music and guided 9 consecutive days. The difference this time is that I'm having to drive back and forth all over the state of NH, adding 3+ hours onto each gig. [sigh] On Tuesday, my 1 day off, I did get out to take the drummer in the band out to Echo Roof for his first rock climb ever. It's one of my favorite things to be a part of the excitement when someone climb's for the first time and enjoys themselves. He really enjoyed himself and it was a blast for me as well.
I hope to be back on schedule with a full report next week. Have a great weekend. It looks as if the weather will be good.
State of the bugs is spotty. Some places it's as bad as I've ever seen, some not so bad. My yard falls into camp 1, but Echo Roof on Tuesday was a 2. Go figure. For now BugCON status is at a 4. Hoping for relief soon...
To promote successful nesting by NH state-threatened Peregrine Falcons, temporary access restrictions are currently posted at the following New Hampshire cliff sites through August 1, 2010:
Cathedral Ledge (north end only), Bartlett, NH
Eaglet Spire (and adjacent walls), Franconia, NH
Frankenstein (lower south-facing wall), Harts Loc., NH
Holts Ledge, Lyme, NH
Owls Head (see signs on site for closed section), Benton, NH
Painted Walls, Albany, NH
Rattlesnake Mtn. (Summit Cliff only), Rumney, NH
Square Ledge, Albany, NH
Sugarloaf Mtn., Benton, NH
These postings are subject to change as conditions warrant. Printed material suitable for posting will be distributed to field offices, climbing schools, and recreational outlets. Your cooperation is essential to the success of this effort. Share the cliffs with wildlife!
- Chris Martin, Senior Biologist, NH Audubon
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North Conway, New Hampshire
|From Everest Base Camp, you can walk four hours and you're lounging on grass, drinking beer with trekkers. K2 stands absolutely on its own. The approach is hard. The base camp feels like the moon. The mountain itself looks utterly impregnable, and there's no easy way up the thing. And all this hits you between the eyes when you see it for the first time. It's like that famous Munch painting. You know the one—The Scream? Except, of course, you're the one doing the screaming.|