Happy birthday guys, and well done on the climb!
The King Ravine Trail on the north side of Mount Adams — the second tallest of the 4000-footers in NH at 5774′ — is included as a trail on the Terrifying 25 list. On this particular trail we find its perceived level of challenge quite subjective; some hikers are intimidated by it, while others sail effortlessly up it, boulder to boulder, seemingly unaware of some of the man-swallowing gaps between said boulders. The photos which follow might help you decide what it’d be like for you, though probably not; you’d really have to be there.
Redline Guide Ryan Mcguire led this trip for one gentleman working on the above-mentioned list, and together they got it done. And together, as it happens, they also shared August sixteenth. For them it wasn’t just as some ordinary hike day. For them — for both Ryan and our guest — is was their birthday! Our guest was turning 49, and Ryan finally hit 35. Happy birthday guys, and well done on the climb! What a cool thing to do on your birthday!
Great lead, Ryan. And to our guest, well done! One more is off the list… Happy birthday!