Pennsylvania Game News - January 2012 - 48

Another View
By Linda Steiner

The end	of	an	epic	adventure	for	Linda	was	hiking	to	 the	top	of	Mt.	Whiteface	in	New	Hampshire	last	fall.	 That	made	her	a	“Northeast	111er.”	Plenty	of	opportunities	exist	in	Pennsylvania	for	you	to		.	.	.

Make 2012 an Epic Year
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E DIDN’T PLAN to have an epic outdoor adventure. In fact, you could say we started by accident, because we didn’t have any luck bowhunting southern New Hampshire. My husband and I were on our first trip to New England, coinciding with the Granite State’s archery season. We didn’t find a lot of deer sign and didn’t have any deer sightings. After a few days, my husband said, “Get out the map and point us toward the White Mountains. I’ve always wanted to see them.” So we went north and got our first taste of mountains that make Pennsylvania’s highest and steepest seem like little hills. Who can look at a mountain and not want to be on top? That urge took us back to “The Whites” in 1999, specifically to the towering Presidential Range, for our first high peak hike, 5,715-foot Mt. Jefferson. From that bare-rock top, we gazed with yearning at Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, Mt. Washington, the Carters, the Wildcats and more. Today we can say we’ve been on them all. Last year, on September 4, we climbed to the summit of Whiteface Mountain in New Hampshire. That completed our ascent of all 48 mountains over 4,000 feet elevation in that state, and qualified us for inclusion in the Appalachian Mountain Club’s 4000-Footer of the White Mountains Club. It also finished up the last 4,000-foot peak we had to hike to be members of the

Bob Steiner

New England 4000-Footer Club. In addition to the New Hampshire list, we had ascended 5 mountains in Vermont and 14 in Maine. We had “bagged” New York’s Adirondack high peaks and were already official ADK 46Rs. And we had walked to the top of Mt. Hunter and Mt. Slide in the Catskills. With the required hikes concluded, we sent our membership applications to the “111ers of Northeastern USA,” an informal group of people who have climbed all of
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