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RMC Centennial Reunion
White Mountains, Randolph, New Hampshire, United States

Back in the fall of 2006 I enjoyed a beautiful season as the caretaker for a cabin in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. This weekend, I’m back in the small mountain town of Randolph to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Randolph Mountain Club (RMC) with many of the great people who have also served as caretakers as well as those who have worked on the trail crew. On Saturday morning Al (who hired me to be the caretaker) and I hiked up to Crag Camp where we sat in the mountain sunshine and chatted with a few folks who stayed up there that night. We then hiked over to Gray Knob Cabin where I lived for two months. The large logbook on the table only had a dozen blank pages left and was the one I had started while working there. It was fun to read the entry I wrote about the first substantial snowfall that season on the first page. I wrote a little note to document this visit and headed back down.

That evening over 150 people gathered for dinner (I made a pot of chili to contribute), dessert, RMC trivia, and photos of previous caretakers and trail crews from each decade represented. We even did a photo of RMC Antarcticans as it seems this little club sends quite a few folks down to the ice.

Below are some of the photos I took as a caretaker in the White Mountains. Photos of the reunion are most likely to be found on the RMC website.

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And there it is: Gray Knob Cabin. Tucked in just below tree line on the north side of Mt. Adams in New Hampshire. At 4,370' it is the highest year-round residence in the northeast.

Gray Knob Kitchen

Looking back at Mt. Adams from Monticello Lawn.

Some nice falls in Castle Ravine.

The morning sun peeks through the gaps in a carin on the upper reaches of the Israel Ridge Path.

Happy Halloween! Winking Jack sits out and guards the front door here at Gray Knob warding off any evil spirits. Good job Jack.

Changing of the guard.  Matt heads up with a bulging pack and faint beard while Cameron head out with a faint pack and buldging beard.

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One thought on “RMC Centennial Reunion

  1. Kendra

    Love the photo of the kitchen (of course) and the water flowing around the moss covered rock. Creeping growth surrounded by a mad rush.

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