This time we took some friends up to Mt Washington. It was their first ‘big’ hike, so it was great seeing them experiencing it. We got a little bit of rain towards the end, but hardly even worth putting on a rain coat. Trail on alltrails.
About time we post something here again. Been long enough. It’s not like we didn’t do anything, but we certainly reduced outings during the pandemic. With both of us being vaccinated now, we are a bit more open to heading out again. The first hike this year was Mt Passaconaway via Dicey’s Mill trail (-> alltrails ) We weren’t sure how our fitness levels would stack up, but it seems we did some things right in terms of working out and it wasn’t actually that bad.
This weekend we finally tackled Mt Washington. While it took us a bit longer than we expected (about 12h round trip). In the end it was a rewarding hike, with some nice views on the way up and down. The top was in clouds… It was interesting to go from high 50s to low 20s and back in a day. This was also our first taste of winter this year, looking forward to skiing!
The new season of Diablo kicking off last Friday’s night made us change our routine of hiking on Saturday and instead hiked on Sunday. We have noticed that usually we hit more traffic on Sunday’s compared to Saturday’s and we decided to wake up at 4 AM to see if that would make our drive back better. I think it did, it was not perfect but better than our previous experiences on Sunday’s hikes.
Back on the East Cost, we jumped straight back in and did one more of the missing 4000s: Galehead. Surprisingly enough, it seems the mosquitos were on some other mountain, pestering the hikers there. We had a nice day, no rain, not too warm. Enjoy some pictures:
This weekend we hikend Mt Garfield. It was a really enjoyable hike. Compared to other hikes in the whites it has a surprisingly little amount of rock scrambles. The trail up was beautiful and mostly in the shade. Albeit a 11.5 mile round trip, it was very enjoyable. Apparently it’s Liz’ new favourite trail now ;) view on top of Mt Garfield
Another one down on the list. Nice little scramble on top between Osceola and the east peak. Nice view on top: Sean and Elaine joined on on that one, which was a nice addition :)
On Saturday we went up Moosilauke via the Glencliff trail. While there were quite a lot of mosquitos attacking us, once we got a little bit higher they were all gone and it turned into an enjoyable hike. Even still found a little bit of snow :) Last winter holdouts beautiful trails with the sun peaking through creeks in the way Chilling out on top pano on the peak
Another one off the list ;)
Rember this old post? One of the things we did on the hike was to create a timelapse with the gopro.I don’t think we’re going to do that again because: with the low light in the woods, at least half of the pictures came out blurry :/ it’s a pain to deal with tens of thousands of picures Nevertheless, here’s a timelapse of the ascent: enjoy :)