How do you describe perfection? Maybe start with things that are more fundamental. Like a three day hike. Golden sunsets. Stars like diamonds.
When the temperatures are so numbingly frigid, what else will ever be memorable about that day? Can there be anything after that?
The Twinway heading up from Galehead is one of the steepest trails in the Whites. Is it hard, or just steep?
Galehead was harder than I remembered from my first trip. It’s also easier than I remembered, too. And despite the clouds, I can’t wait to come back.
The Pemi Loop is a classic that defies expectations. And yet, delivers a fulfilling outing — no matter how tired, I just kept smiling.
It was a long day, and it was a wet day. But it was fulfilling type II fun, with the gift of lady slippers at the end. North and South Twin are hard, but very rewarding.