My 4000+ Peak #2
Listed 4000+: #3
Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Back in April I spent a couple hours at the Cog Railway at the base of Mt. Washington during a photo workshop. There was still snow on the ground and winter chill in the air. Today it was a bit warmer and the snow was all but gone. And the Cog ran its route, with early season riders aboard its colorful cars.
I learned several things from this hike. First and foremost, get plenty of sleep in the days that lead up to the hike. Bring lots of water, maybe even a protein drink. Since we can burn 500 calories per hour hiking to the summit, one of my hiking companions suggested eating cheese to replenish the fat loss. Stay on the trail by following the cairns. And use two trekking poles instead of one, lengthening the poles especially when hiking over boulders.
Thanks to 4 Seasons Meetup Organizers John and Robin for all their support and encouragement!
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