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July Hiking/Running (292 miles & 112,000 feet elevation gained)

In early July I turned 40 years old, officially joining the "over the hill" stage of life, or as I like to refer to it, "over the mountain" hike of life. :)

I wanted and try to make the month I turned forty memorable and it ended up being a great one.  Warm weather and lack of storms made for favorable hiking conditions for pre and post work hikes & runs during the week with Sarge, along with more adventurous routes on the weekends.

Sarge was able to hike a few more new 4,000 foot mountains with the puppy brigade (Piper, Toby, Dylan, & Wish), while running up and down the Black Mountain ski trails every Friday Night with several other dogs as part of Friday Night Vert. Click here for info on FNV.

I myself was able to knock off a few bucket list items, my main goal for the summer was to hike 24 4K Peaks in one push over a calendar day (Peak to Peak). Trip Report Here.  Along with completing this goal I was also able to summit Mount Washington for the 100th time, run a sub five hour Presi Traverse (4:47), and gain over 100K in elevation during the month.

So it was a good start to being forty, hopefully I can keep it going on and off trail, hiking and running, at a variety of speed and mileages for a few more years before my body tells me it's time to throttle down!

Sarge's Instagram can be followed here  /  My Strava feed is here (you need to have an account to see more than just the overview page)

Enjoy the pictures :)

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 Sarge heading towards the summit of Shelburne Moriah

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Sarge on the Polecat Ski Trail 

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The snow arch in Tucks lasted until mid July before collapsing!  

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Lakes of the Clouds and Mount Washington 

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Lakes, the hut, and Washington as seen from Mount Monroe

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Sarge looking into the Pemigewasset Wilderness from North Twin 

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Sarge & Piper!

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Sarge on West Bond with Bondcliff in the background 

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 High Fives with Ashley on Mount Bond!

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Sarge hiking to Bondcliff 

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Sarge on Bondcliff looking into Hellgate Ravine 

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A nice cascade along the Great Gulf Trail 

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Heading up the Great Gulf headwall 

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 Moose strolling along Tuckerman Ravine Trail

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Sarge and Toby!

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Sarge, Dylan, and Toby 

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Cookie time with Larisa! 

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 Dry River Falls

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Todd makes his way up the lightly used and narrow Dry River Trail

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Lakes of the Clouds

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Todd running along the Crawford Path

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Dropping down the Wamsutta Trail with Adams and Madison in view

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Looking down to Mount Monroe high above on the Crawford Path

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Cog Tracks during the golden hour

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Summit of Mount Jefferson

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Sarge on Bald Peak

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Friday Night Vert, muddy and tired puppy! 

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 Friday Night Vert

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Sarge sitting shotgun!

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