I’ve been looking forward to my (almost) annual hike of Mt. Washington for months. I was seriously bummed that 2006 came and went before I could hike my mountain-fortress of solitude. So it’s no surprise that I cashed in some vacation time last week for some serious hiking and some serious downtime with Jesus, the Creator-Redeemer himself.
The forecast was not too promising, saying a chance of showers and cloudy all day. Which is not good news when you’re trekking toward the “home of the world’s worst weather.” But I started off at about 7:30am. I hiked up the Lion’s Head trail, ate a fantastic lunch at the summit, took a wrong turn down to Lake of the Clouds, hiked back up to the Bootspur trail via the Camel Path, finally began the long-descent back to Pinkham notch, showered up, enjoyed a fantastic burger at the Muddy Moose while watching Dice-K and the Sox take one from the Tribe.
Here are some of the best pics of the day. I hope you enjoy!