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Gnashing of Teeth for Nationals

Dave Schoenfield is tough but fair in a piece titled “Nationals Can’t Beat the Good Teams.” The Nationals’ 8-0 shutout loss to Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals set him reflecting on how bad they looked in Thursday night’s game: 717 more words


Beda Fell

Wednesday, 16 April 2014
9.7 miles/15.6km
2950ft/899m ascent
Wainwright #137, #138 & #139

Today we thought we deserved a break from ten mile hikes and 3,000 feet ascents.   45 more words


Cross Fell 13th April 2014

There are 2 places called Kirkland within about 40 miles of each other, one is to the west of the M6 and one to the east. 801 more words



Monday, 14 April 2014
11.4 miles/18.3km
2730ft/831m ascent
Wainwright #131, #132, #133, #134 & #135

Windier than expected, but lots of sunshine later on.  Long circular walk with fabulous views to High Street, Blencathra and Helvellyn.  Thirlmere looked really pretty.



Tuesday, 15 April 2014
7.70 miles/12.4km
3380ft/1030m ascent
Trail 100 #30
Wainwright #136

An unusual route up Wetherlam followed by a great day in the sunshine.   20 more words



Sunday, 13 April 2014
10.25 miles/16.5km
3395ft/1035m ascent
Trail 100 #29
3000ft #19 & #20
Wainwright #128, #129 & #130

Climbed Catstycam via the North West ridge and then to Helvellyn via Swirral Edge, returning to Glenridding by Whiteside and Raise.   12 more words


Connections: A. Wainwright, B. Graham, H. Munro and endurance challenges

I am currently reading Nick Burton’s Wainwright’s Way: a long-distance walk through Alfred Wainwright’s life from Blackburn to Haystacks. When he describes AW’s first trips to wander extensively around the Lakes on his holidays in 1930/31 (well before starting his iconic Pictorial Guides) I got to speculating as to whether he might have known of or even met Bob Graham. 591 more words