> I don't think you were looking at the Gulf of Slides. Since the peaks around >Crawford Notch are to the SOUTHWEST of the Presidentials and the Gulf of Slides are on >the EAST slope, I cannot see how ya' coulda' been at the Gulf of Slides. > What you were probably looking at was Oakes Gulf. Thanks for the correction. Obviously I do not know the topography of the White Mountains like I do the Adirondacks. I was going by what someone else told me I was looking at. Next time I will check the map myself. > Congrats. I'm up to 24, including Couchie (10 miles of this trek in a driving >rain), solos of Tabletop and Cliff and a frightening ascent of the Colden Trap Dike. >Every trip has been a unique adventure - much tougher and more arduous than the New >Hampshire 48's. I even observed a bit of frozen precip on top of Haystack in AUGUST, >1991. I went to Marcy/Panther Gorge/Haystack on Memorial Day weekend - 4 to 5 feet of >snow on Marcy and @ 4 corners and saw fresh tracks on the Van Hoevenberg trail. > >Mark Renson >24er Great work on the first 24 Adirondacks. Anytime you want some company, let me know. My husband and I try to hike every weekend, either in the Adirondacks or Green Mountains, sometimes Whites (but that is new). We love the Trap Dike, have done it maybe five times. I agree that it is very challenging. Everytime had a different scary part, but always there are two moves in the waterfall that are memorable. I would like to hear more about your adventures there and elsewhere in the ADK. We finished on Couchsacraga, pounded our chests, and proceeded to get off the herd path down and had a hellacious bushwack back to the main herd path. I wrote a story for Peeks, the 46R magazine I could send you if you want to see it. Happy climbing.