Trail Update: Mt. Washington and Parking Lot Cookouts
October 17, 2023
Heading into the Presidentials and finishing off The Whites began with an incredible climb up The Webster Cliff Trail. Our weather window was perfect and the views in The Presidentials were spectacular.There is an excellent amount of trail systems throughout this section with lots of different route options. I’ll for sure need to hike in New Hampshire again.After a stunning few days in the Presidentials we woke up for a chilly, early morning push to the Mount Washington Summit.
The views descending northbound from Washington were mind blowing but shortly after this picture was taken wild wind and pouring rain ensued for hours on end forcing most of hikers out of the backcountry and into the Rodeway Inn in Gorham, NH and although we were retreating from the weather spirits were high and we all enjoyed some much needed rest and quality Tramily-time with the arrival of Black Betty, an AT hiker support vehicle and mobile tattoo shop?? (just kidding, well..sort of) I got a piece done of some classic AT sign graffiti and we had a cookout in the motel parking lot.
A few days later we reached the 1800 mile mark. Heading into the White Mountains for our first 4,000 footer of the state. The climb up to Mt Moosilauke was grueling and we got our first taste of what it was going to be like hiking in the true north.
Near the end of Massachusetts (mile 1548) we crossed a road by a small farmhouse that provides an awesome Trail Stand stocked with cold drinks, snacks, and free Wi-Fi. A little over halfway through August we made it to Vermont and intersected with The Long Trail. Running the length of the state of Vermont, it is the...