The White Mountains
Playing With The Big Boys
The White Mountains are no joke. As I said previously, everything up to now has been practice for the Whites. The mountains are tall and there’s no such thing as a switchback – the trails go straight up and straight down. Rain continues to be an issue on a daily basis. On a good day the rocks are slick; on a bad day the trail is a canal.
Fortunately, the weather was good for my trip up Mount Moosilauke, and it delivered some spectacular views. The trip down the north side has a well-earned reputation for being beautiful but treacherous. The trail follows a waterfall and is super steep and slippery. Fortunately, no injuries.
And the trail back down…
Day 65 – Mount Mousilauke (9 miles)
Day 66 – Kingsman Notch (16 miles)
Day 67 – Franconia Ridge (10 miles)
Day 68 – Twin Mountain (18 miles)
Heading For The Presidentials
The hikes over Kingsman Notch amd Twin Mountain were largely clouded over. However, during the trip along Franconia Ridge the sky broke long enough to snap a few pictures. Franconia Notch is a trail covering several miles linking several mountains, including Mount Liberty, Mount Lincoln, Mount Lafayette and Mount Garfield. I wish the photos could provide the grandeur.
And, of course the Alpine flowers. This is Bog Labrador Tea.
It’s True Claim To Fame
Thanks for listening.
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