Reflections on our final weekend, and a chance to meet Buffalo and Tough Cookie

Meet Buffalo and Tough Cookie at the Woman’s Club of Concord on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 5:30-7pm!

This weekend has been over a year in the making. If weather and determination hold, Janelle and I will scale the final three mountains on our list. We hope to complete this journey in 1 year and 6 days.

On Sunday, as we close this amazing chapter in our lives by summitting Mt. Starr King, we will continue down the ridge and tag Mt. Waumbek as well, a 4,000 footer. In this way, one voyage will end and, perhaps, another will begin.

But first, tomorrow, Janelle and I will set off on our final hike together, a 9 mile trip that will take us up and over Square Ledge and Mt. Hibbard.

With three summits remaining, it’s too early right now to be able to adequately express my feelings as the girl and I face down our final hike. So, I’ll leave that for another time. For now, on Saturday, we will march together, alone, one last time as partners and friends on this journey that has changed us both.

As we set off north tonight to complete our quest, I leave you with a slide show with music that I hope encapsulates some of the wonder of this past year. You can watch it here: The Two of Us


EVENT NEWS: Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 5:30-7 at the Woman’s Club of Concord where Buffalo and Tough Cookie will give a presentation about our journey over the 52 With a View.

Here’s the address: Chamberlin House, 44 Pleasant St., Concord NH 03301

This event is free and open to the public. We’ll give a talk, have a slide show, answer questions and there are sure to be some surprises as well! The Woman’s Club will offer some “trail snacks” for food.

Finally, if you’re a subscriber to this website, you’ll get a FREE power bar just for stopping by and saying so!  Janelle and I would love to see you there, and thank you personally for your support and well wishes. Please stop by for an informal evening of fun and friendship.

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5 thoughts on “Reflections on our final weekend, and a chance to meet Buffalo and Tough Cookie

  1. Sunshine Chris

    What a beautiful journey of discovery for the 3 of you! Congrats and blessings on your final 3 this weekend! Can’t make Tuesday but will try to catch up with you guys on a hike this winter maybe or come spring. That was a wonderful video and song of your journey.

  2. Jackie V

    Wow! What a great adventure you have both been on. Will try to be in Concord on Tuesday the 13th! I can’t wait!!!!! Sr. Jacqueline

  3. Patti Chappell

    Hi Dan and Janelle, I don’t live near Concord, so I won’t come “meet” you (since we already did on Mt. Cube!) but I wish you both well for your hikes this weekend, I really liked Square Ledge, but you have to look for the views! And Starr King goes through some mighty fine woods. I hope you enjoy both hikes this weekend, it looks like some nice hiking weather. Congratulations on blowing through the 52 in a year’s time! Patti

  4. Nice video and a perfect song to go along with it. I’m guessing the end of this journey will be a little bittersweet. Hopefully, you will have an amazing day on Sunday.

  5. Nancy

    Well, fine … bring me to tears at this part of this journey. You’ve all been in my thoughts all day & will be tomorrow as well. How I wish I were there! Wishes for fair skies & a kind breeze at your back.

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