Sunny and warm. Low. Short and sweet. Fruits to be savored, not pondered. All under a deep azure sky that felt limitless. Bliss.
Carrigain is strategically situated, but that also has some hard hiking. Is it worth it on a warm and sunny autumn day?
Where to start? A 3 mile hike, on easy grades along logging roads. Great views of the Franconias. Sign me up!
Looking back on the spoils of the day, I found myself laughing out loud on several occasions as I hiked back to the car. It had been a good day out, for sure, and on multiple levels.
Carrigain never fails to impress. Even on a cloudy day, it’s got views.
Hiking Mahoosuc Notch is a noteworthy achievement for anyone. But is it really as tough as people make it to be?
Mt Hale is a short hike to the summit. So how to bulk out the day? Add a couple other side-destinations, of course!
Mt Carrigain is a classic hike, for all the right reasons. But is the Desolation Trail… desolate? Is there something more?
Many know Pawtuckaway as a place to go bouldering, or to climb the fire tower. But it’s also a good place to reconnect with the woods.
Pitcher Mountain is another New Hampshire short hike, but with a fire tower on top, it has very long views.
Mud season put the kibosh on plans to hike elsewhere, so I hiked up to the fire tower on Red Hill in Moultonborough, NH