Appalachia Journal, I thought I'd like to get a better understanding of the trails, conditions and locations they write about where people are always getting themselves in a situation where they need to be rescued, or recovered.
Gail used to live in Vermont/New Hampshire and while there climbed all the peaks over 4000' feet in the White Mountains so she was thrilled to go back to show me some of her favorite spots and this time stay at some nice digs, as well as get to some of the places she'd heard about but never visited.
And there aren't any distracted drivers on mountain trails.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Here's a picture of her with Gail from our bike trip through the Whites in 2011 when we hiked up the Basin. That's Andrew to the right, taking advantage of his mom posing for a picture and turning her back on him for a chance to run up the falls:
Got all that? Are you taking notes?
stairs constructed either recently or a century ago. A bog on top of the Carter Range was made passable with a boardwalk that ensured the fragile plant life could live.
I give them all Five Star Reviews, especially the soup at Pinkham Notch. I was really impressed how Gail managed to pack color coordinated lunches for one of our hikes so the food matched the rocks. Thankfully none of it had wheat which causes a poison ivy-like reaction for me when I eat it which is what you see in that picture of my arm, I'd eaten some french fries that had wheat on them before we left. I thought of Mary Ellen when I said, "At least it's not on my hands." We also traversed many trails with abundant blueberries.
weather is extreme to say the least and the wind has been clocked at 231 mph with the highest temperature ever recorded only 72 Fahrenheit. Snow storms have occurred every month of the year, I was hoping to experience a little snow, either that or a view of the ocean, but didn't get either. Next time. They have set a few high temp records in the past few weeks, mostly in the mid-60's.
If your browser is like mine, you'll have to click on Older Posts below to see the rest of the posts from the trip and find out if we got up Mount Washington.