Archive for April, 2012

Polar P3

Posted on April 26th, 2012 by Jo  |  1 Comment »



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Trail details, NOAA weather, driving directions, maps and past trip reports can be found here: Putrid Pete’s Peak

Special Thanks to Guest Trip Reporter EWB:

Every kind of weather greeted a hearty TNAB bunch on Putrid Pete this year: rain (both light and heavy), fog, hail (ouch!), lightning, thunder (oh my!), and snow (both vertical and horizontal).  Temps ranged from t-shirts down low to winter layers up top where it was just 27F, not counting the frigid wind.  There were icy slopes and rocks, a perfect stairway to the top, frozen bits and zipper assists, and finally a running retreat fueled by the feeling that lives might actually be on the line.  Ahhh, spring time, TNAB style.

Teneriffe the Terrible

Posted on April 19th, 2012 by Jo  |  Comments Off

Thursday Night Morons
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Trail details, NOAA weather, driving directions, maps and past trip reports can be found here: Mt Teneriffe

Special Thanks to Guest Trip Reporter EWB:

Copious amounts of vertical rain from the trailhead. Even larger volumes of horizontal rain on the summit. And then things got really wet. Few started, only some reached the summit, nearly all reached the Pour House. There glasses were raised and prayers offered for drier days.

Wallowing on Washington

Posted on April 12th, 2012 by Jo  |  Comments Off

TNAB Troupe
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Trail details, NOAA weather, driving directions, maps and past trip reports can be found here: Mt Washington

Special Thanks to Guest Trip Reporter EWB:

The time dilation was strong last night on Mt Washington. Despite the generally quick pace and limited stops, minutes just disappeared. After two long fought hours we were still 30+ minutes from the top at the final ridge turn to the summit. The disappointment was palpable as we reconciled ourselves to turning around. Second time in two years. Dang it.

Still, the company was great, including one newcomer (who promises to return, despite the lack of a summit and an overabundance of sometimes cringe-inducing familiarity amongst the boys), and the weather couldn’t have been better (well, maybe a little less humid to start). The clear skies and bright stars to finish helped make the evening just a little bit better.

We’re pretty sure Dan and Larry were somewhere up there, too, though we only ever saw their cars at the start, and even these were gone when we got down.

Scared of Snakes?

Posted on April 5th, 2012 by Jo  |  Comments Off



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Trail details, NOAA weather, driving directions, maps and past trip reports can be found here: Rattlesnake East Peak