How do you describe perfection? Maybe start with things that are more fundamental. Like a three day hike. Golden sunsets. Stars like diamonds.
Why suffer the hardship, the pain, the miles of the Pemi Loop? What’s there? Oh wow, lots.
And then there were none. I finished my winter 48, and my fourth season, on the most bluebird of bluebird days.
Some days, you just need a cup of tea and a good book by a window with a view. Good thing Greenleaf Hut has both.
The Pemi Loop is a classic that defies expectations. And yet, delivers a fulfilling outing — no matter how tired, I just kept smiling.
The Franconia Notch classic! Mt Lincoln and Mt Lafayette, Franconia, NH. 2018-04-02. (Monday) Via Falling Waters trail, Franconia Ridge trail, Greenleaf trail, and Old Bridle Path trail. Approx 9 miles. 30 dF +/- at the trailhead, 45 at the summits, with 4-6 MPH winds gusting to 10. Unbridled sunshine. Trailhead: 0900; Little Haystack summit: 1130; Mt Lincoln summit: 1210; Mt Lafayette summit: 1245; Greenleaf hut: 1335; back at car: 1500. […]