||Ed’s first recorded hike. He went to lunch rocks at Tuckerman Ravine to watch the skiers. Solo! Age 46.|
||His first recorded summit. North Loon via ski trails and access roads. Solo! |
On his birthday!!! Now age 47.
||His first recorded and official 4000 footer was Mount Moosilauke. Solo!|
||First winter 4000 footer. Mt Tecumseh via the
Mt Tecumseh Trail, from the ski area parking lot. Solo!|
||He completed the New Hampshire 48 (3-seasons) on Mt Isolation. Solo! |
After summiting he continued on
to Boot Spur & Washington.
||He completed the New England 65 on Sugarloaf Mountain, ME. Jeff Hogan was present for the occasion. |
Note: On this date, there were only 65 New England 4000 footers.
||He summited Mount Mansfield, completing the New England 65 for the calendar |
||He completed the New England 100 (3-seasons) on Boundary Peak, ME. |
He hiked with Pete Crane.
|Ed’s first backpacking trip, an 11 day backpack into Maine’s 100 mile wilderness. He went from Munson to Katahdin summit. Approximately 114 miles. It was a group of eight led by Jeff Hogan and himself.|
||He completed the New Hampshire 48 in the winter season on West Bond. The hike was a traverse from Lincoln Woods to Zealand Falls Hut over Bondcliff, Bond, West Bond, Guyot, & Zealand. They walked out from Zealand Falls
Hut on 2-24-1997. He was accompanied by Susan Broome, Jim Maurer, Pete Donnelly, & Pete Crane. Susan, also, finished her winter fours on West Bond. Pete Crane finished on Zealand.|
|Grand Canyon backpack with a group of eight.|
||He completed the 67 New England 4000 footers for the calendar year 1997. And, then, each year, for the next 11 years. He has does this for 12 consecutive years (’97-’07). It is his primary objective every year!!!|
||He completed the New England 67 in the winter season on Baxter Peak, Katahdin. He was accompanied by Roger Scholl, Don Vickerie, Helen Gingras, Mitch Manseau, Pete Crane, Jim Maurer, & Dave Langley.|
||He completed the New England 100 in the winter season, on Boundary Peak, ME. He was accompanied by Sam Jamke, Jim Maurer, Dave Langley, Joni Stevens, Mark Greene, Sue Eilers, Sherry Veysey, Kim Rexford, Kin Liversidge, Peirce Hunter, & Roger Scholl.|
||He hiked Mount Whitney in California, the highest point in the continental United States.|
||He completed his 5th loop of the New Hampshire 48 on a Bonds & Zealand traverse. He was accompanied by Jim Maurer, Dave Donovan, Doug Laughton, & Lynda Rycha.|
|Grand Canyon backpack with a group of eight.|
|Grand Canyon backpack with a group of eight.|
||He completed his 1000th official 4000 footer (NH, ME, VT, & NY). Traverse of Mounts Willey, Field, & Tom. The first peak of the day was Mount Willey for #1000. Eighteen others joined for this huge milestone.|
||He completed five loops of the New Hampshire 48 in one year. 311 official 4000 footers. 445 total official peaks.|
||Ed completed The Grid on Mount Washington. Ed summited solo, then he met up with friends Don & Katherine Yousifs, and Dave Pomeroy, along the way.|
||He completed the Trailwrights List in the winter season on Mount Clay (now Mount Reagan). He was the first to do this. He was accompanied by Sue Johnston, Hal Rhubart, & Ross "Rox" Mcloud. They also summited Washington and Monroe that day.|
||Mount Clay officially became Mount Reagan, late PM, on 6-17-03. He was part of a group of 11 who visited Jefferson & Reagan on the first full day as Mount Reagan.|
||Pemi Loop. 38.7 miles. 4:10 AM to 12:12 PM. Bondcliff, Bond, W.Bond, two Guyots, Zealand Ridge, South Twin, North Twin,
Galehead, Garfield, Lafayette, N. Lincoln, Lincoln, Little Haystack, Liberty, & Flume. Counter-clockwise|
||He completed his 1500th official 4000 footer. Loop hike of Mounts North & South Kinsman, N.E. Cannonball, & Cannon Mountain. Solo! Cannon was the 1500th.|
||He completed the Trailwrights List in the "3-seasons", on Southwest Twin. He was accompanied by Becca Munroe, Bill Dotchin, Sam Jones, Steve Moore, Carol Frederick, Carol Spencer, & Tom Renaud. Note: The "original" Trailwrights rules stated that a winter peak could not be counted twice (3-season & winter). So, he did the winter
list first. Then he did repeats in the 3-seasons, to complete the 3-season list.|
||His first peaks on this calendar day. Mounts Liberty & Flume. He has completed a "significant" peak on every calendar day (366 days). A significant peak being an official 3000 footer or better.|
||He completed the New Hampshire 100 in the winter season on South Hitchcock. He was accompanied by Ed Robertson, Bill Dotchin, Kin Liversidge, Darcy Hobgood, Sue Fortier, Don & Kathy Yousifs, Lyn Beattie, Laura Stewart, Mike Distefano, and
Paul & Francine Richard.|
||He completed the New Hampshire 48 in a single winter season for his first time by summiting Mount Isolation.|
||He completed his 2000th official 4000 footer on Waumbek. |
He was joined on the summit by Jim Towle.
||By summiting Mount Passaconaway, he completed an official 4000 footer on every calendar day. (366 days)|
||Ed completed his 2nd Grid by summiting Mount Isolation. He is currently the only one to complete The Grid twice. It was an AMC hike led by himself and Becca Munroe.|
||He completed his 2500th official 4000 footer on Mount Moosilauke. Solo!|
||He completed the New Hampshire 48 in a single winter season for the 2nd time by summiting Mount Madison and then Mount Adams. He was accompanied by Guy Jubinville, & Andy Arvanitis. First time after age 60. |
||Ed completed the New England 67 in every calendar month by summiting Hamlin Peak & Baxter. He was the first and currently only person to do this. He was accompanied by Dave Langley, Lars Janson, & Gloria Verrill.
|12-30-2007|| Ends Ed's busiest year on the mountain. 473 total official named peaks. All in New England. Includes 344 official 4000 footers in ME, NH, & VT.
||He completed the New Hampshire 48 in a single winter season on Mount Carrigain. He was accompanied by Guy Jubinville, Bruce Pfendler, Tom Renaud, & Steve Corcoran. This was his third time completing this achievement. This time at age 61.|
||He completed the 48 New Hampshire 4000 footers for the 48th time. 48x48=2304|
|As of 4-14-2008||Ed has completed 45 out of the 54 Colorado 14ers,
|As of 4-14-2008||He has been to 43 out of the 50 U.S. state high points.
| 7-4-2008||Ed completed his 50th loop of the White Mountains 4000 footers on Mount Isolation. |
|8-17-2008||Ed completes his 3000th official 4000 footer on Mount Carrigain.
|9-22-2008||He completed the New England sixty-seven 4000 footers for the 12th consecutive year on Mount Abraham in Maine.
|11-30-2008||Loop hike of Mts Madison & Adams. Ed completes 5 loops of the NH 48 for the calendar year 2008. Only the 2nd time he has done this. But, the first time since he started collecting Social Security.|
|12-25-2008|| While summiting Tecumseh Ed completed his 2nd official 4000 footer on every calendar day (366 x 2). A separate hike is required for each 4000 footer counted. Thus, a minimum of two separate hikes on every calendar day.
|03-10-2009||Ed completed his "10th" complete loop of the NH 48 in
the winter season on a hike of Mt Washington. Tom
Renaud joined Ed on this hike.|
Ed completed the NH 48 for the single winter season of 2008-2009 on a loop hike of Mounts Whiteface
& Passaconaway. Tom Renaud & Bill Marcotte joined Ed
on this hike. This is the fourth time that Ed has done this.|
Ed completed his 55th complete loop of the NH 48
on West Bond. He was joined by Jeff Cutter.|
Completed his 20th loop of the New England 67 four thousand footers on West Peak of Bigelow in Maine accompanied by Bill Marcotte, Denise Penn, Ben Spoor, Russ Wiggins, and Kelly & Mike McQuarrie|
Completed the New England 67 four thousand footers for the 13th consecutive year on North Brother in Baxter State Park accompanied by Jeremy Clark who completed his New England 67 four thousand footers on the same day.|
Ed completed his 60th loop of the New Hampshire 48 four thousand footers on Mount Eisenhower. Part of a southern Presi Traverse of Washington through Pierce. A "top ten" winter day in the Presi's. Mild temps, light breeze, and 100+ visibility. Ed's companions on this day were John Gutowski, June Rogier, Bruce Pfendler, Ed Smith, and Tom & Barbara Renaud.
| 1-17-2010||Ed completed his 3rd Grid of the White Mountains 4000 footers on Mount Madison. His hike included a traverse of Jefferson, Adams, and Madison. His companions for the day were John Gutowski and June Rogier from start to finish. Bruce Pfendler and Gary Tompkins joined as far as Jefferson. Jeremy Clark joined the group on Madison.|
Left to right: June, Ed, John
| 2-9-2010||Ed nears Jefferson as he completes his Grid over the age of 60.
A note from Ed regarding his "Over 60 Grid".
I completed my "over 60 grid", this day, on Mt Jefferson.
A spectacular day above tree-line. We summitted
Jefferson at 10:34 AM. Hung-out in the sun for about
1/2 hour, then proceeded, as planned, to Mt Washington.
We summitted Mt Washington at 1:11 PM. Then
hung-out in the sun until 2:00 PM.
A blue sky day, with very little breeze, and mild temps.
Plus an undercast to the north & west almost all day.
I started the "over 60" grid on my 60th birthday, on
May 8, 2006. Yesterday, completed the summitting of the
"NH 48" four thousand footers, in every caledar month, starting
from that day ( my 60th birthday ).
My companions on this hike were John Gutowski, June
Rogier, Bill Schor, Craig Buffington, Bruce Pfendler, and
Mary Ellen Baross ( MEB ).
This particular achievement has been one of my most
satisfying, fullfilling, and rewarding accomplishments.
My thanks to all who have joined me, over the years,
on all my hikes.
Ed descending Washington later in the day.
Ed completes the NH 48 for the single winter season of 2009-2010 on a loop hike of Mts Lafayette, N. Lincoln, Lincoln, & Little Haystack. Vinnie Couture, Ron Chase, Mary Bernstein, Ed Watson, Craig Buffington, & Jim Crawford joined Ed on this hike. This is the 5th time Ed has done this and the 4th consecutive year after age 60.
Ed completes his 3500th official 4000 footer on North Kinsman on a solo hike of North and South Kinsman.
Ed makes 100th visit (100 hikes) to Mount Lafayette. Ed's first centennial peak.
Ed completed his 4th White Mountain Grid on Mount Madison. He was accompanied by John Gutowski, June Rogier, & Bruce
Ed completed the NH 48 for the single winter season of 2010-2011 on a hike to Mount Cabot. This was Ed's 6th winter single season.|
Ed completed the "New England 67" Four Thousand Footers for calendar year 2011. This marks "15 consecutive" years doing this. Currently 22 complete loops of the "New England 67" Four Thousand Footers.
Ed completed the "NH 3000 Footers" on East Huntington (3306'). Ed was joined on this day by Lewis Dow, Beth Zimmer, and Steve Zimmer. There are currently 177 NH peaks, with 200 ft cols, recognized on this list.
Ed completed his 4000th "official" Four Thousand Footer of the Northeast ( ME, NH, VT, NY ) on an out and back hike of the Osceolas. He summited Mt Osceola at 12:08 PM. Ed was joined on this fine hiking day
by John Gutowski & Bob Martin.
Ed completed the NH 48 for the single winter season of 2011-2012
on a Bonds & Zealand traverse. This was Ed's 7th winter single
Ed completed his 3rd every calendar day finish on Cannon Mountain. (That is three 4000 footers on every calendar day ~ independent hikes on each day)
Ed completed his 70th loop of the New Hampshire 48 on West Bond
Ed completed the "NH 200" highest peaks on West-North Baldface via a 3 mile ( out & back ) bushwack from North Baldface. Total trek for day ( trails & bushwacks ) totals 13 miles. Three peaks. North
Baldface, West-North Baldface, and South Baldface.
Ed completed the "New England 67" Four Thousand Footers for
calendar year 2012. On the saddlebacks, ME. "16 consecutive
years". Currently 23 complete loops of the "New England 67"
Four Thousand Footers.
Ed completes the "NH 48" on the days of "Winter-December"
on South Twin Mt. "Not a unique accomplishment, but on my
"Bucket List" of things to do."
My first "Winter-December" peak was Mt Tecumseh ( also,
first Winter peak over all ) on Dec 26, 1993.
Ed completes "2nd complete Grid" after the age of 60. Starting
from his 60th birthday on May 8, 2006. ( 12 x 48 = 576 ) x 2 =1152 ).
On Mt Jefferson, at 11:55 AM. Ed's companions on this day were
John, Sandy, Fred, Dimetrie, & Inna.
Ed completed the NH 48 for the single winter season of 2012-2013
on a Bonds & Zealand traverse. This was Ed's 8th winter single.
Also, the 7th consecutive year "after the age of 60".
Also, this same hike of the Bonds & Zealand, completed
Ed's "15th" Winter Loop of the NH 48.
Ed completed his "74th" loop of the New Hampshire 48
four thousand footers on Middle Carter.
Ed completes the "52 WAV" ( 52 with a view ) list on the
Square Ledge outlook.
Ed completes the "Ossippee Ten" list on Bayle Mt. in the
Ossippee Mountain Range.
Total knee replacement. Left knee
Total knee replacement. Right knee
Mount Hale. First 4000 footer with two new knees.
Ed completes the "Lakes Region Conservation Trust"
"Red-lining" Patch Program in the Ossippees. 21 trails
Owlshead. Ed completes the "NH 48" four thousand footers
on "two new knees".
Same day. Ed completes his "75th" complete loop of the "NH 48".
Ed completes the "NH Fire Tower List" with a traverse of the four
peaks on Gardner Ridge. in Monroe, NH.
Ed completes the "NH County High Points" on the southwest
slope ( 1700' ) of Copple Crown Mt., in Strafford County, NH.
Via a short, bushwack off of the summit of Copple Crown Mt.,
( 1868' ). Solo.
Ed completed his 5th White Mountain Grid on Mount Jefferson. He was accompanied by Guy Jubinville on an out and back hike from the lower Cog parking lot.
Ed completes "NH 48" for the "Single winter Season" of 2014-2015
on Mt Monroe, on a loop hike of "George" & Monroe. With two new knees.
8th time "after age 60".
Ed completes the "NH 100 Prominence List" ( 103 peaks ), on Lyman Mt.
( 1558' ) in Madison, NH. Ed was joined on this day by Charlie & Nancy
Foote, who also completed this "same" list on this "same" day.
Ed completes "80th" loop of the "NH 48" on the Bondcliffs via a traverse
from Zealand Road to Lincoln Woods.
|| Ed completes "single season" "winter 48" for 2015-2016, on Mt Lafayette
solo loop hike. up via Falling Water Trail. down via the Old Bridal Path.
"9th" time "after age 60".
| 3-19-16|| Last day of winter season 2015-2016. Mt Moosilauke. Ed completes his
90th "official" winter 4000 footer for "single" winter season 2015-2016.
|4-9-16|| Ed completes his "6th grid" on West Bond. solo. out and back from
Lincoln Woods trailhead parking.
|5-8-16|| Ed celebrates "70th" birthday. Solo hike of Cannon mt.
|5-12-16|| Ed has rotator cuff surgery at Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, Ma.
3 torn tendons. torn labrum. All sustained from fall on summit of
Mt Moosilauke, March 19, 2016, last day of this winter season. right
|3-13-17||Ed completes the Single Season Winter 48. "After age 70".
On West Bond. Ed visits "70" official Four Thousand Footers,
for this winter season of 2016-2017, to celebrate his 70th winter.
Same day, on West Bond, Ed completes his "85th" complete loop
of the NH 48 Four Thousand Footers.