We love hearing about what our guides do off the clock as well as what they do when working, and we figure you might, too. We try to post their most significant accomplishments here for that reason. Because of this, and being that there are so many significant accomplishments happening in any given year, we stay busy documenting it all. And here we are again. This time it’s Redline Guide Arlette Laan, who with her husband, Rich, just completed a southbound (sobo) through-hike of New Hampshire’s 170-mile Cohos (koh-haas) Trail in eight days finishing on July 13th.
This trail runs from the start of Davis Path on Route 302 in Crawford Notch to the Canadian Border, or visa-versa, and is not a heavily used trail as a whole, albeit parts of it are frequented more than others. All in all, though, in eight day’s time they saw only ten hikers, one of which was heading northbound (nobo), plus two moose — one a big bull — and a medium-sized bear. They also encountered a bit of mud and a few ferns as the photos will reveal. All told, it sounds as if it was an incredible trip. Surely it had its highs and lows, but the Cohos Trail was special.
Congratulations, Arlette and Rich. It looks like it was an amazing tour of the northern half of our state.
Does anyone care to guess who our new Cohos Trail guide is?