Sunday, December 24, 2017

Mom's Birthday Hike: Moosilauke, 12/22/2017

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Ravine Lodge Road and Gorge Brook Trail
About 8 miles round trip 
Around 2,500 feet of elevation gain

Happy Birthday, Mom!!!  Her birthday was on the 22nd, and we started off the day by doing a birthday hike up Moosilauke with John (Myers).  We started hiking at 5:30 am to avoid the incoming snowstorm expected later in the day.

The trail was nice and packed out the whole way up, with very minor drifts near the top of Moosilauke.

The first part of Gorge Brook is pretty steep, but it gets more moderate as you continue.

Sage and Mom illuminated by my headlamp and by the light emanating from the early morning sky:

Sage and me coming up...

Photo by Trish Herr


Photo by Trish Herr
It was pretty cloudy, but the snow on the trees and the dark blue shapes in the fog were mystifying sights.

Perfect little snowy path:

There's the summit!

Bad hair day...

Sage and me getting layered up...

Photo by Trish Herr
Mt. Moosilauke and its fabulously orange summit signs!

Summit pictures...

Photo by Trish Herr
Photo by Trish Herr

Photo by Trish Herr

Photo by Trish Herr

Happy Birthday, Mom!

A Pano of the top:

John brought cupcakes and we enjoyed them off the summit and out of the wind.  Thanks, John!

Sage, ahead of us, coming down...

Looking behind me...

Snowy blonde hair...

We had a great day!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Kinsmans. December 4, 2017

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North and South Kinsman
Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail.
Around 10 miles.
Around 3550 feet of elevation gain.

The first semester of 9th grade is ending and I have a bunch of midterms coming up, so I will let the photos do the talking for this trip report.  I will get back to publishing more detailed  posts later this month, after my exams are over.

Supermoon!  We began our hike at 5:30am.

Heading up...and from here, the photos will have to tell the story.

Photo by Trish Herr

Photo by Trish Herr

Photo by Trish Herr

Photo by Trish Herr

Photo by Trish Herr

Photo by Trish Herr

We will next hike the week of the 18th.  I will then post a trip report after my school semester ends.  Happy holidays!