Saturday dawned with a big list of things to do (all accomplished by the way). I need the list to get things done. I’ve learned that when I have a list when I go to bed the night before everything gets done.
- Hike with Winnie
- 4 Mile run (because it was the plan)
- Out of the Darkness Benefit Walk with Jeff & Winnie
- Lunch with Mom & Dad (we love the Common Man)
- Plan for Sunday’s hike
- Work outing at Mel’s
I’m pooped and reading to head north tomorrow for a great hike in finally cool temps. High for tomorrow: 65!
Today began with a hike to the top of Mount Cardigan at 3,155 feet.
I met a woman, and her dog, who is an ultra runner and former Ironman athlete. I love it when you meet your people. It doesn’t happen much for me but when you do, you learn so much. I didn’t snap a photo of her but I hope to see her on the trail again.
Here is the top – the view was great, a little hazy in the distance but after all the rains the last few days it’s understandable. The streams were running throughout the hike; it was glorious.
And as I made my way down the slabs of rock and into the forest, the streams were so cool and nice!
Once I got home it was a hot, 90 degrees in Concord so I took the Winnie-dog to the Merrimack River (Sorry, no pics).
It was a good day to be a New Hampshire resident. #hikeNH #swimNH
Today I hiked to Mount Sunapee, first time hike. The Andrew Brook Trail was beautiful and while the brook was dry in many places there was still a bit of water. Solitude Lake was beautiful; filled with lily pads and frogs. A few dogs on the trail found the water to their liking.
I love trail junctions and signs so I took a lot of photos of them.
The peak was filled with people doing yoga. Great views from the top on this gorgeous day. Tomorrow….. Mount Cardigan.