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    Member Since April 2018

    Court Ney Pro-red@3x

    Topsham, Maine 

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    Court Ney saved Mount Tecumseh Trail

    15 days ago

    Court Ney followed Anita Atamanczuk

    25 days ago

    Court Ney reviewed Mount Jackson Trail

    about 1 year ago

    My husband and I hiked this on our honeymoon the Summer of 2017 and really enjoyed it. Well marked trail and beautiful views. Toward summit there’s a few pretty steep parts that made me a little nervous but we managed just fine. It was my first 4000 footer and now I’m forever hooked on climbing bigger mountains - the reward on summit is well worth the climb! Happy trails!

    Court Ney completed Mount Jackson Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Court Ney followed Olivia Tipton

    about 1 year ago

    Court Ney reviewed Eyebrow Trail and Appalachian Trail Loop

    about 1 year ago

    We hiked this today and enjoyed it, however it wasn’t our favorite. There were a few mildly steep parts but nothing too technical or challenging. You’re in very heavily wooded area for most of your hike and because of that you can’t seem to escape the mosquitos. Even on summit we were being eaten alive.

    The eyebrow part was less intimating than we expected after reading other reviews and the trail description. Pretty steep in the beginning so you get a good workout in. While we didn’t find anything to be too technically challenging, our heart rates were up for a while because of the steady climb.

    There’s not much of a view on summit unless you climb the fire tower. I’m usually pretty nervous about heights but climbed it and am glad I did - the views were breathtaking. Cascade Falls was also quite pretty.

    There’s a dead moose toward the bottom so the smell was horrendous but that’s just nature taking its course. If you hike anytime in the near future be sure to leash your dog around that area (they do have signs posted before you reach the moose to warn you).

    Overall a decent hike and we’re glad we did it but probably won’t do this one again anytime soon because those pesky mosquitos. Total round trip was 7 1/2 hours, but we take our time.

    Court Ney reviewed Morse Mountain to Seawall Beach

    about 1 year ago

    Wonderful little introduction to hiking for kiddos. All levels can do this. We bring a blanket and picnic and spend the day on the beach. Our daughter loves this!

    Court Ney completed Morse Mountain to Seawall Beach

    about 1 year ago

    Court Ney reviewed Pleasant Mountain via Southwest Ridge Trail

    about 1 year ago

    A very fun little day hike, great for dogs and kids. Our 8 year old daughter has been hiking this with us since she was 6. Plan on about 3-4 hours, depending on how many breaks and how long you break for. Pretty views along the way. On summit most days you get an impressive view of Mount Washington.

    You’ll want bug spray.

    Court Ney reviewed Tumbledown Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Must love boulders!

    We parked at the Brook Trail trailhead parking lot and walked along the road and took the Loop Trail to summit. It’s pretty steep right from the start so you get a good cardio workout in. You quickly start bouldering, which in our opinion is super fun. I’ve seen people take their kids up but I’d encourage you to re-consider if your child is not an experienced hiker. Fat Man’s Misery is certainly a challenge. I’m personally very short and find it difficult to get my leg up to the first big step so I can hoist myself up to reach the iron rungs. There is a perfect little pocket to reach your left hand up towards but you can’t see it at first. I just kind of reached around and when I noticed it, it made things much easier for me. Also, if you have poles attached to your pack be careful not to get stuck once you’re going through. My husbands have gotten him pretty badly wedged up in there and was difficult to figure that out as they were on his back. We have never gone down the Loop and probably never will. It’s do-able for sure but will be a challenge and make for a very slow descent. We really enjoy following the brook down the Brook Trail. The pond at the summit is super pretty and the views are amazing. Happy trails!

    Court Ney completed Tumbledown Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Court Ney reviewed Tuckerman Ravine Trail to Mount Washington

    about 1 year ago

    Hiked this yesterday for the first time and loved it so much. The Tuckerman’s Ravine trail was closed about half way up because of the ice so we took the Lion’s Head trail after the Tuckerman’s Ravine trail was no longer safe to travel on. We didn’t love the summit because it was incredibly crowded, but the views as we hiked down were spectacular.

    I have never previously hiked with poles before because I’ve never had an issue going up or down and my knees have never bothered me, but a friend strongly recommended for this serious hike so I took her advice and am SO GLAD I did. My poles saved me going down. If you plan to go and don’t use poles I would strongly encourage you to consider them.

    Must have warm layers for summit. I was drenched in sweat in the beginning but by the summit I had gloves, hat, a long sleeve t-shirt and a thick fleece.

    We started at 8am and were back to our car by 7:30pm. We spent 40 minutes on summit and took two small snack breaks ascending and descending. The trail was crowded, but we very much enjoyed chatting with and getting to know fellow hikers along the way.

    This is not a hike for an inexperienced hiker. Practice on something smaller several times and be comfortable doing that before attempting this. Living in Midcoast Maine, there’s not much in my area to hike. I’ve trained by driving to Bridgton 1 1/2 hours away twice a week to hike Pleasant Mountain, which was helpful but Washington truly was an entirely different experience with more technically challenging stuff. There were several iffy sections that I basically just slid on my butt down because I wasn’t comfortable on my feet. Take your time, be well prepared, and enjoy the experience!

    Court Ney saved Old Speck Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Court Ney saved Bald Peak Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Court Ney saved Stone Mountain

    about 1 year ago

    Court Ney saved Hedgehog Mountain

    about 1 year ago

    Court Ney saved Fore River Sanctuary Trail

    about 1 year ago