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Rumney Rocks

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Got to the Rumney Rocks Climbing area in the early afternoon and the main parking lot was full. But was able to find parking at the smaller parking lot located about a tenth of a mile down the road. Spent a couple of hours hiking through Darth Vadar and the Main Cliff to check out the walls and snap a few. The engraved signs and marked trails make it easy to get to the various walls. One word about the area overall at Rumney....Impressive!
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 Engraved signs (3)

Darth Vadar wall (4)


Main Cliff, Left End (Venus Wall)

The Flume Gorge - Self Guided Hike

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Franconia Notch State Park Lincoln, NH
I spent the morning at The Flume Gorge located at the base of Mt. Liberty.  The visitor's center is easy to find, located just off of I93 in the Franconia Notch State Park. At the center I bumped into an old friend, his wife and his son, and went on the self-guided 2-mile hike with them. The hike takes approximately one hour and 15 minutes but we took our time snapping many photos (I took a couple of vids) and overall it took us 2 hours. Sure, it's a short hike, but there are alot of features packed into this hike. I wasn't put off by the $13 entrance fee, especially after seeing how well-maintained the park is. Sorry for the somewhat dirty lens and blurry iPhone shots!
Link: Flume Gorge & Visitor Center http://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/flume-gorge.aspx
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The Flume Covered Bridge 
Table Rock (2)

The Flume Gorge (8/9)














Avalanche Falls
Flume Gorge Top (3)


Liberty Gorge (2/3)

Rumney Guidebook iPhone App - Alpinewerx

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The Rumney Guidebook by Ward Smith is now available as an iPhone app! I'm sooooo happy to see this as this guide is fantastic to take along on climbs in Rumney, NH. Now I can see the guidebook in action as an iPhone app! The Alpinewerx team worked with Climberism to put together this mobile app and its sure to contain lots of goodies too. Check out the links below to download the full or the lite (free) version! Hey, don't forget to "Like" Alpinewerx on Facebook to get a chance to win a free copy of the mobile Rumney app! Rock on!

Rumney Climbing iPhone App
Full version $19.99: 
http://itunes.apple.com/app/rumney-climbing/id443333856?mt=8


Rumney Climbing iPhone App
Lite version Free:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rumney-climbing-lite/id443334267?mt=8
Links:
Alpinewerx Alpinewerx on Facebook
Climberism

Mt. Waumbek - Spring Hiking

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Elevation: 4,006ft Trails: Starr King Trail Elevation Gain: 2,506ft Distance: 7.2 miles roundtrip Duration: 6 hrs My 4000+ Peak #3 Listed 4000+: #46
Via: Mt. Starr King (3,898 ft.)
Difficulty: Strenuous

Still having a bit of trouble with getting enough sleep so I got really tired on the way back down on this hike. But I was really surprised at how pretty the Mt. Starr King trail was. The day was perfect and the temperatures were on the cool side when in the shade, which was most of the hike!  Our meetup group (http://www.meetup.com/New-England-Over-50-Hiking-Group/) met at the Starr King Trailhead in Jefferson, NH. There isn't much parking at the trailhead and it abuts several homes with views to the Presidential Range. The hike to Mt. Starr King summit is 2.6 and the incline, although steady, is gradual. This trail is also the usual access to Mt. Waumbek and for those hikers looking to bag a 4000+. Nice to be able to reach two summits in one day!
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