Sunday, July 31, 2005
The sun sets as we exit the trail at the Cog lot with our car still a bit down the road at the new trailhead.
Just below the summit on the Gulfside trail we get grand views (for the next almost 2 hours) of the Great Gulf and Mt. Jefferson, Adams and Madison.
Looking back on the Crawford Path we see Mt. Monroe, the Lake of the Clouds Hut and one of the "lakes of the clouds."
Kate and Jordan walk ahead on the Crawford Path. Mt. Washington and it observatory loom 1.5 miles and 1400 feet ahead.
This was perhaps our grandest hiking adventure – a circuit hike of
We climbed up the very steep Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail to
As the highest peak in the Northeast,
The summit is of course crowded with folks who arrived by auto-road or cog railroad. At 3pm it was 48 degrees at the summit with 21 miles an hour winds and 88 degrees and calm in the valley below.
After the summit we hiked down the other side on the Gulfside trail. For almost 2 hours we had spectacular views of the
Distance 10 miles; Climb 3900 ft; Elevation 6288 ft.
Friday, July 22, 2005
Except for the bugs, which were thick today, after the slide the rest of the hike is a super woodlands walk.