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Sunday, November 26, 2006

New Hampshire

November 16-20 I flew to New Hampshire to visit Matt who was home (east coast boy) visiting his parents for the holidays. I wasn’t able to stay for Thanksgiving as I needed to be back in Santa Barbara for a race that following weekend.

Presidential Range model
While there, Matt put together a great traverse of the Presidential Mountains for us. The 26 miles took us 12 hours and 15 minutes. It is a super rocky trek, lots of high stepping and tricky footing which I don’t move so well on. Matt was very patient as I slowly found my way down the various descents. Along the way we hit each of the 10 peaks which sometimes meant taking a side trail and others the main trail went right over the trip. We had a spectacular day and even scored the record high temp for November. Because of this we were a bit overdressed, but better over prepared than under. Matt took the pictures which he will post when he gets home this week.

We spent the rest of the weekend visiting Matt’s childhood friends in Portsmouth and a couple of recovery runs around his Mom’s house in Freedom.


cathi said...

what pack did you wear for the pres traverse? i'm realizing i need something a bit more compact than my smaller AR/mtn biking packs when it comes to ultra running.... new sport, new gear :) good thing santa is coming soon!

5:30 PM  
Krissy Moehl said...

Hey Cathi,
The holidays are a great time to update your gear. For the presidential traverse and nearly all of my longer self supported runs I use the Nathan women's INTENSITY pack - I've been running with this pack for over a year and love it. It is small, but has just enough room for food and water for a 12 hour adventure. (well that plus two hand helds if there is not access for water along the way.) It fits like a vest so there is no bounce and there are pockets up front for easy access to eats, camera, chapstick... whatever you need. There is enough room in the back for a 60-70oz bladder a small jacket, gloves & a beanie and I can usually even fit an extra bar or two.

Hope this helps!

11:41 AM  

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