Cardigan Mountain, Swim In the Merrimack – A perfect summer day

Cardigan-Summit-View August 2018

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.

Mount Cardigan Summit

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

Andrew Brook Trail to Mount Sunapee

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.

I’ll bring Winnie on this hike once it’s a little cooler.

The peak was filled with people doing yoga. Great views from the top on this gorgeous day. Tomorrow….. Mount Cardigan.

Mileage: 6M
Time: 2:19

Bears in Concord

Reading the headlines today and saw this: [screenshot]

Where was I on Saturday morning? School Street is right next to my street.

An excellent article by David Brooks at the Concord Monitor said that more sighting of bears in Concord has been the norm but no human interaction. Thank goodness. “Eventually the ursine family wandered off, presumably into the nearby woods behind Concord Hospital.” Just where I love to run. See post where I ran into most likely that same ursine family.

So Green

Winant Trails May 23 2018

Photo: Yesterday’s trail run in Winant Park. No Photoshop needed. The trees and plants are so green and beautiful.

Daily Stats (May 23):
Hike: 0
Run: 7.5M
Swim: 0
Bike: 0

Working From Home Fridays

One of the best things about working-from-home-Friday is that I can take Winnie for a long hike before the work day starts. The trails in Concord are looking great; not too muddy.

This morning we took a side trail in Winant Park that I’ve never tried. It was a blue-yellow trail the skirts around the summit. Gorgeous.

Winant Park Concord March 2018Now back to work. Happy Friday.

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