Kearsarge in March

It was a gorgeous, sunny day to hike to Kearsarge with Kendra, Toby and Winnie.

The Winslow Trail was nice, at first. Then came the frozen waterfalls of ice. This was not a fun section for the dogs. But we got through it and made it to the top.

The top was windy with amazing 360 degree views.

Just about to the top

Once we started heading down the Barlow Trail we got out of the wind and could really see Mount Washington and Moosilauke. The photo at the top is Kendra on the Barlow Trail looking north. Wow. Just Wow. We met amazing, kind people on the trail today; even two fathers toting their children in packs. Everyone was so happy to be outside on a such a sunny Sunday. I think Kendra will be hiking more in winter; for sure Toby loved being on the trail.

I’ll be heading back to Kearsarge and doing a few training laps during the week. It is such a hard, steep trail.The 3-Day Stage races is in about 23 weeks.

Being in the mountains just makes me feel more alive.

Heading down on the Barlow Trail. Photo by Kendra Bassi.