A magical day in late springtime? On the Kancamagus Highway? Of course! Greeley Ponds has all the magic you could want.
On a long-lost ski area. Saddleback Mountain, 4120 feet. Saddleback Horn, 4023 feet. Sandy River Plantation, Franklin County, Maine. Temps ranged between 70 and 85 degrees, sunny/cloudy, pleasantly breezy above tree line. RH approx 50% When I was doing the 48, having a dozen or so peaks left felt different than now, doing the 67. It just feels like there’s less weight… less of an urgency to finish. But finish […]
A peak was sought. And so much more was found. Mt Washington; 6288 feet. Sargent’s Purchase, NH 80 dF at trailhead, 75 dF at summit. Sunny/hazy skies and 50 miles visibility. Very light intermittent breezes at summits — approximately 2-4 MPH. Via the Tuckerman Ravine trail, and Lion Head trail. Trailhead: 1230. Summit: 1530. Left summit: 1600. Car: 1830. Approximately 9 miles. I’m a sucker for a good cause. Given […]
A long twofer. Mt Abraham, 4006 feet. Mt Ellen, 4083 feet. Lincoln, VT. 80 dF at trailhead, 80 dF at summits. Sunny/hazy skies and 30 miles visibility. Very light intermittent breezes at summits — approximately 2 MPH. Via the Long trail. Trailhead: 1040. Abraham Summit, 1215. Ellen Summit: 1440. Car: 1840. Approximately 12 miles. It felt longer than it was; certainly for “only” two peaks. I’m still nursing an injury, […]
A fine day for a short hike! Camel’s Hump Mountain, 4083 feet. Huntington, VT. With a side trip to the B-24 bomber wreckage. 75 dF at trailhead, approx 80 dF at summit. Sunny skies and 30 miles visibility. Breezy at summit — approximately 5-10 MPH. Via Burrow’s, Alpine, and Long trail. Trailhead: 1100; Summit, 1215. B-24 wreckage: 1245. Car: 1500. Approximately 6 miles. On the one hand, not having the […]
And so it begins again… Mt Mansfield Chin, 4,395 feet. Underhill, VT. With a hike along the ridge to the Forehead. 82 dF at trailhead, approx 88 dF at summit. Hazy to start, giving way to mostly sunny skies and 20 miles visibility. Breezy at summit — approximately 10-15 MPH. Via Eagle Cut trail, CCC road, Sunset Ridge trail, Long Trail, and Halfway House trail. Trailhead: 1020, The Chin: 1300, […]