Saturday, September 11, 2010

48 Summit Times

High-tech record keeping

Those are the scraps of paper on which I kept track of my summit times.  Until I pulled these papers out and did the math yesterday, I didn't realize how much I really slacked on this little adventure!  From start to finish, 116h 32m passed (4d 20h 32m).  Of that time, I was on the trail 77h 43m and not exactly pushing hard as evidenced by times recorded below.  This means that 38h 49m--almost exactly one-third of the time--were spent off trail, either finished for the day or driving between peaks.  By my calculations--and if you're still with me here and actually give a rat's patootie about any of this, then I am impressed--the current FKT'er spent 73h 25m on trail (but, as per the male NH48 tradition, his clock stopped at the top of the final summit while mine stopped at the last trailhead) and 14h 26m off trail.  What does all of this mean?  It means there is a lot of room for improvement for someone who cares more about their total time than about enjoying the experience.  If nothing else, perhaps it will provide some food for thought for the next man or woman who attempts this...

8/15/10
0401     Webster-Jackson TH
0511     Jackson
0608     Pierce
0641     Eisenhower
0732     Monroe
0928     Isolation
1133     Washington
1308     Jefferson
1412     Adams
1500     Madison
1635     Appalachia
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1700     Starr King TH
1833     Waumbek
1935     Starr King TH
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2013     Heath's Gate
2150     Cabot
2310     Heath's Gate
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8/16/10
0600     Wildcat Ski Area parking

0712     Wildcat D
0814     Wildcat A
0929     Carter Dome
1023     South Carter
1055     Middle Carter
1311     Moriah
1440     Carter-Moriah TH
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1610     Crawford Depot
1725     Tom
1801     Field
1838     Willey
1949     Ethan Pond TH
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8/17/10
0312     Signal Ridge TH
0526     Carrigain
0708     Signal Ridge TH
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0752     Downes Brook TH
0956     Passaconaway
1109     Whiteface
1232     South Tripyramid
1243     Middle Tripyramid
1302     North Tripyramid
1420     Pine Bend Brook TH
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1448     Hancock Overlook
1628     South Hancock
1658     North Hancock
1825     Hancock Overlook
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8/18/10
0412     Mt. Tecumseh TH
0520     Tecumseh
0612     Mt. Tecumseh TH
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0630     Mt. Osceola TH
0742     Osceola
0812     East Osceola
0913     Greeley Ponds TH
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0952     Ravine Lodge Road
1121     Moosilauke
1238     Ravine Lodge Road
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1330     Cannon Tram parking
1449     Cannon
1632     North Kinsman
1655     South Kinsman
1716     North Kinsman
1840     Mt. Kinsman TH
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8/19/10
0355     Whitehouse Bridge
0608     Flume
0642     Liberty
0759     Lincoln
0820     Lafayette
1111     Owls Head
1358     Garfield
1546     Galehead
1630     South Twin
1654     North Twin
1720     South Twin
1837     Bond
1905     Bondcliff
1934     Bond
2000     West Bond
2112     Zealand
2340     Hale
0033     Hale Brook TH

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why no comments?
someone please comment- this is amazing!
Al