Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 8:45a -
Subway and Chemins des dames
Weather this year in October seems pretty kind compared to last year! Is that still possible to go to alpine zone without getting us fighting against the elements? Beware; It’s winter up there!
In this hike, who is ready for some cave style hike? Yup! I’m talking about the subway in kings ravine! You will be crawling, trying to fit between walls of boulders… Think like you will be re incarnated into a Gollum. Then once, we will be done… we will attack the ascension of Chemins des dames…. 0.4 mile with 800ft of elevation gain to reach the airline. VERY STEEP you got it? You will be using your hands for scrambling and half climbing… Like a tarantula-man! 2 mini terrifying 25… Does it sound exciting???
I see little people wondering whether we can go to Mount adams? The answer will depends on the weather, the pace of the team, the daylight, how you are prepared for this hike, depending on my motivation to go for the 3rd time up there in a year, and mostly whether you have a proper behavior for hiking in group…
The weather that day, and your experience in winter hiking will be crucial to maintain, modify, or cancel the hike. I am not feeling very pleased to hike under 70mph wind into the clouds pouring rain/snow with a group….
6 miles-3000ft elevation gain
-have hiked several 4000ft, ideally in winter
-Ideally taken the winter class provided by ridj-it or AMC, or other trustable guiding source.
-answer my screening question if we never hiked together . No answers =OUT:
1-Sum up your hiking experience
2-Cite few name of highest most recent mountains in the white mountain you climbed, some in winter
3-Will you wear HIKING BOOT? bring MICROSPIKES?
4- Do you work out during the week?
-Bring the required gears
-Respect the code of Hiking in group ( see below). This aint a solo hike
-HAVE A LOOK at the MAP (click on the link above) I am NOT a guide
Code for Hiking in group :
- Do not go to far away from the group, wait once on a while. If you dont respect the rule, I will ban you from my hike. This is not a race.
- Pay attention about your fellow hikers, they can be tired, scared....
- Stop at EVERY INTERSECTIONS
- Respect the peace of nature, and dont play NOISY LOUD music in the SUMMITS, other hikers flee the stressful life. Be respectful of others.
Gears ( for very cold weather, will be update later):
- Hiking boot
-hiking poles are optional
-Whool socks + spare ones
-RAINCOAT and RainPANTS!
-Gloves, mittens, winter hat, maybe ski google?
-HEADLAMPS +spare batteries
-Your safety bag containing a mini CVS and a mini home depot.
-Snacks and meal
-3L of water + electrolytes
-IBUPROFEN, I sell them 2/pill of 200mg you may need 3 to decrease your pain.