L->R Mark, Hui Yeng, Dave, Carol and Doug.
Dave and Doug were the leaders of this trip.
I had signed up with Dave in September
(9/18) on a similar traverse only that time was from Zealand to Bondcliff.
Unfortunately that morning we had severe down pour here in MA, I was up and
on the road @ around 3 am, when I got to 93, it had begun to pour... by the
time I got to exit 42 while driving 50mph, I figured there is no way I can
get to the trailhead on time, or alive. (the crazy trucks were flying pass
me, completely covered my car with water works) So I took the exit and
turned around... that was such a hard thing to do... to give up on a long
anticipated hiking trip. I didn't exactly have tears in my eyes, but sure
was very very disappointed. Not to mentioned the guilt of not showing up at
With Doug, we too had a cancellation
history. That was more than 1 year ago, I remembered that was shortly after
I joined the AMC. It was Cannon mountain and Cannon Balls, that was supposed
to be my first "cold weather hike" (in March or April?? can't remember)
Again, the weather was bad and Doug called to cancel the trip...
So today, I had the great pleasure to
finally meet to 2 legends, on this most spectacular hike I had so far.