A guest from a little further south in the Northeast requested a few trips with us. First up was Redline Guide Deb Dunn. Deb led her on a hike up Mt Eisenhower (a 4000-footer) via Edmand’s Path. Next up was Redline Guide Mike Cherim who took her on a more relaxed half day, allowing a change of pace and some commune time in nature as he shared with her all he knew about their surroundings. Last but not least to bat was Redline Guide Jeffrey Shutak who not only led our guest to the summit of Mt Washington, but talked her out of her original plan to take the train down and instead encouraged her to really complete and count the hike by walking down. It pushed her hard, as noted below, but she got it done and it appears there were no regrets. She was wise to let Jeff lead her in this way. He knows a thing or two about pushing hard to get it done. This was, after all, his 93rd Mt Washington summit.
Well I did it! Hiked with another Redline Guide Jeff today up Mt Washington. My original plan was to hike the summit and take the Cog back down, but Mr Jeff had other plans and pushed me to the core. Went up Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail and down the Cog Trail. What a day! If anyone is looking for a guide up the Whites, I highly, highly recommend Redline Guiding’s guide service. I could not of done the entire thing without them. My Guide Jeff is looking to complete his hundredth climb up Mt Washington by October 2021. 77 years old… just amazing! —HG, Haddam, CT
What follows is a short look back on the final trip, photos courtesy of Jeffrey and our guest.
Great job, everyone. And to our guest, thank you for choosing Redline Guiding.