You see an easy first couple miles. Then things pitch upward significantly. So what if you add a bitter wind? Can one have fun?
Mt Tecumseh (3,997 feet). Thornton, NH. 2021-10-27 (Wednesday.) Via Tecumseh Trail. 5 miles round-trip. 52 dF at the base, winds were mediated by dense tree cover, but making noise at the treetops. Cloudy, with occasional, weak attempts by the sun to break through. The AMC White Mountain Guide says 2 hours 20 to the summit. I took a pretty leisurely walk in getting there, so consider that if you’re comparing […]
The tough part of the Hancocks is that once you get to the top of one, you have an easy time getting across to the other, and then make quick time back to the car. And along the way, you’ve completely forgotten that while the approach is pretty flat, the last half-three quarters of a mile or so are completely relentless.