A laborious hike – Sept 7th, Labor Day 2009

September 7, 2009 at 2:44 pm 2 comments

The following text is completely ripped off from another website, but since the site only claims a copyright from 2003-2008, I am reproducing it here without permission:

Osceola (Black Drink), Seminole Indian chief; born on the Chattahoochee River, Ga., in 1804; was a half-breed, a son of Willis Powell, an Englishman and trader, by a Creek Indian woman. In 1808 his mother settled in Florida, and when he grew up he became by eminent ability the governing spirit of the Seminoles. In all their sports he was foremost, and was always independent and self-possessed. From the beginning Osceola opposed the removal of the Seminoles from Florida, and he led them in a war which began in 1835 and continued about seven years. Treacherously seized while under the protection of a flag of truce, Oct. 22, 1837, he was sent to Fort Moultrie, where he was prostrated by grief and wasted by a fever, and finally died, Jan. 30, 1838. A monument was erected to his memory near the main entrance gate of Fort Moultrie. His loss was a severe blow to the Seminoles, who continued the war feebly four or five years longer.

In New Hampshire’s White Mountains, a mountain was named for Osceola, and on this Labor Day, I consumed (I almost said “enjoyed” out of habit, but  they were only McDonald’s) cheeseburgers among the clouds on both Mt. Osceola and the lower, tree covered, East Osceola summit. (Not surprisingly, the clouds had burned off by the time I returned to the trailhead, exposing views that my guide book deems as “magnificent”.)

Osceola East Summit

Osceola East Summit

Mt Osceola

Mt Osceola

— Krusty Bunz


Entry filed under: New Hampshire Summits.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sirloinofbeef  |  September 8, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Poor Mr. Bunz – he hasn’t “enjoyed” a cheeseburger for some time now. You need to fire up your grill buddy.


  • 2. krustybunz  |  September 8, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    I did fire up my grill for another hike that I haven’t posted yet b/c I’m waiting for photos from a friend. But more importantly, I have a plan for what may be the most enjoyable cheeseburger I ever consume … inspired in a big way by your culinary prowess, Sirloinofbeef. I just need to set a date with GroovyDad for the epic excursion back into the Whites.



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