How do you describe perfection? Maybe start with things that are more fundamental. Like a three day hike. Golden sunsets. Stars like diamonds.
North Twin Mountain
Why suffer the hardship, the pain, the miles of the Pemi Loop? What’s there? Oh wow, lots.
It’s the long-awaited video from my hike up North Twin Mountain, on 21 January, 2021. A cold and snowy day, with no views… a New England Classic!
North Twin trail follows fairly easy grades for the first half, and then you get whacked hard in the second half on a fall-line trail. You don’t get to hike the mountain you want. Rather, you hike the mountain you get.
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.
A trio with twins? North and South Twin Mountain, Guyot, and West Bond Mountain. 2018-06-14 (Thursday.) Via the North Twin trail, North Twin spur, Twinway, Bondcliff trail, and West Bond spur. Approx 18 miles. North Twin, 4761 ft; South Twin, 4902 ft; Guyot, 4580 ft; West Bond, 4540 ft. 60 dF at trailhead, approx 50 dF at summits, 30-35 MPH winds, mediated by consistent tree cover on the trails. Mt […]