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Tyler Tales: 13 down; 35 to go

July 14, 2012

My son, Tyler, is continuing his quest to hike all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000-footers.  His girlfriend arrived from Japan at the end of June and after buying her a pair of new hiking boots, and with a little cajoling and practice with some easier mountain hikes, Tyler and Lauren summited his 9th and 10th (and her 1st and 2nd) 4,000-footers – Mt. Osceola (4340 ft.) & East Osceola 4156 ft.) on July 3.

Photographic evidence that Lauren summited Mt. Osceola!

Tyler climbing the "chimney" on Osceola

View of Waterville Valley & the ski area on Mt. Tecumseh taken from Mt. Osceola

On Sunday, July 8, Tyler hit the trail sans Lauren for a hike to the summits of Cannon (4100 ft.), N. Kinsman (4293 ft.) and S. Kinsman (4358 ft.).  During this marathon walk in the woods, Tyler visited one pond, one lake, three summits and traveled 13 miles.  This was by far the most challenging hike Tyler’s experienced to date.  By the time he returned home 9 hours after he left the house, his legs were like jelly.

View of a chairlift from atop Cannon

View of Cannon from the summit of Kinsman

Kinsman Pond

View from Lonesome Lake

Tyler parked his car waaayyy down there...and probably wished he could just jump to it!

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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