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Bob Humphrey
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I started hiking with my dad in 1958. We hiked togetherfor many years. Hiking became the love of my life as would skiing. Two years earlier my dad taught me to ski and I became an avid skier, participating on ski teams in school and in college.

I continued hiking until college life and a love of the theatre intervened, taking me away from the mountains. (hint: it was the late Ď60ís early Ď70ís, any questions?)

But in 1996, when my dad passed away, I returned to the mountains trying to make sense of life, to morn, and to heal in the mountains my father so loved. In June of í96 I hiked to Greely Ponds and then, a few days later, to the summits of E. Osceola and Osceola, quickly falling in love with hiking all over again.

After the Osceolas I got the idea to set foot on all the four thousand footers in the White Mountains. I would pursue this goal to honor my dadís memory.

I became a hiking animal! It was a healing process and subsequently I hiked 45 of the 48 solo. By November of í96 Iíd hiked 36 of the 48 and finished the following spring, only to set my sights on the New England 4ís.

In August of 1996 I joined the AMC, if for no other reason than to help support the maintenance of the trails I was enjoying. In January of í97 I attended my first NH Chapter Cardigan workshop which in so many ways would change my life. I loved the Cardigan workshops taking almost every class offered and vowed that one day I would be one of its instructors. Cardigan became the spring board for what would become a lengthy commitment of volunteer work for the AMC.

In 1998 I became a trip leader for the chapter, finished all the four thousand footers in New England, and started working on the winter fourís. I became an information volunteer and adopted the Lend a Hand Trail which I maintained for 8 years.

By 2000 I had nearly finished the winter 4ís with my good friend Kevin Rooney who had finished his winter 4ís in 1999.

Also in 2000 I realized my goal of becoming an instructor at the Cardigan workshops. Due to an instructor illness, I was asked to fill in and I've been there instructing ever since! Today I'm the assistant director for those workshops.

A few years later I became the Chapterís Membership Chair and held that position for a few years. As membership chair I founded, developed, and ran Chapter Activity Day. I then gave up the Membership Chair position in favor of the Education Chair position which I've held through 2012.

In my early quest for the winter 4ís I was turned away from several NH Chapter winter hikes for a supposed lack of experience. This always ate at me and so I approached my hiking partner, Kevin, with the idea of developing a winter training course to help pass on all that we had learned feeling that we both now had much to offer. It was my feeling that if I was being turned down for hikes others probably were too. I felt that if Kevin and I could develop a training course to help prospective winter hikers then perhaps fewer people would be turned away from AMC winter hikes. Thus the Winter Series was founded.

My other interests in life include wood working, gardening, trip leading, backpacking and car camping, Maine or Down East Humor, and enjoying leisure time boating with my partner Kathy, sister and brother in law in Boothbay Maine.


South Twin, March 5, 2010
A Near Perfect Day

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Bob & Kathy
Just after becoming engaged on the
WHS Flume & Liberty Hike



Bob & Kathy
Zealand Hut
July 12, 2008



Mt. Washington Hotel
December 6, 2008



Mt. Adams, February 7, 2009



Adams and Gray Knob
February, 7, 2009



Bob, Summit of Mt. Adams
February 8, 2009



Summit of Mt. Adams
February 7, 2009



Bob near Mt. Adams Summit
February 7, 2009



Bob near Summit of Mt. Adams
February 7, 2009



Winter Backpack to Gray Knob
February 7, 2009



Push for Mt. Adams Summit
February, 7, 2009



Where at the Antibots when you need them?
Mt. Adams
February 8, 2009



Jacob's Ladder, Mt. Washington
February, 15, 2009



View of Mt. Adams
Mt. Jefferson Hike
February 15, 2009



A group on the Gulfside Trail
Jefferson Hike
February 14, 2009



Lou, Mt. Jefferson
February 14, 2009



Neat Cloud Formation
Jefferson Hike
February 14, 2009



Bob near summit of
Mt. Jefferson
February 14, 2009



Spruce Grouse in mating plumage
Lend a Hand Trail, May 14, 2009



Spruce Grouse
Lend a Hand Trail
Between Zealand Falls Hut and Mt. Hale
May 14, 2009



Spruce Grouse - Defending his right of way.
Lend a Hand Trail
Between Zealand Falls Hut and Mt. Hale
May 14, 2009



Taking the Right of Way
Spruce Grouse in Mating Plumage
Lend-a-Hand Trail
May 14, 2009



Near Summit of N. Twin
February 6, 2010



Boothbay, ME, August 15, 2010


Bob, Summit of Wildcat A
January 1, 2011



Eileen & I
Summit of Wildcat A
January 15, 2011



Bob on the Pole Cat Trail
Wild Cat Summit D
Finishing off his second round
of the Winter 48
February 5, 2011



Bob and Eileen on Wildcat D
February 5, 2011



View of Mt. Washington
from Wildcat D
February 5, 2011



The Yard & Garden in July
July 5, 2011



The Yard & Garden in July
July 5, 2011



My Sister, Boothbay, ME
July 30, 2011



My Sister, Boothbay, ME
July 30, 2011



Jefferson & Adams
with Nancy, Pat, Eileen & Mike
August 6, 2011



Resting
Boothbay, ME - September 4, 2011



Who knows what this is for?
Winter Hiking Series
Opening Weekend Lectures
October, 22, 2011



The significance of zipper lock bags
Winter Hiking Series
Opening Weekend Lectures
October, 22, 2011



The use of Hand Puppets on the Trail
Winter Hiking Series
Opening Weekend Lectures
October, 22, 2011



The Proper Way to Celebrate New Year's Day
Mt. Adams, January 1, 2012



Bob, summit of Mt. Willey
February 11, 2012


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