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Kearsarge North - Solo Hike

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Shaka from the summit of Kearsarge North!
Kearsarge North (3,268 ft) Trail: Kearsarge Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft Miles: 6.2 roundtrip Duration: 4 hrs, 15 min (includes stops along the trail and at the summit for 30 minutes) NH 52 With A View Difficulty: Easy to moderately strenuous
I checked the weather report and today was the best out of the weekend for hiking. But I totally didn’t check the humidity levels! :( Having EIA (exercise-induced asthma) I really should pay close attention to the air quality index. But I was all gung-ho to get out and hike something short and easy (or so I thought) after last Saturday’s epic hike to the summit of Mt.Katahdin.
It started off easy enough but after about 35 minutes into the hike, I realized that it was more humid than I was thought it would be. I stopped to get a quick drink and thought about turning back….maybe head over to Mt. Stanton for shorter hike? But I was already here and figured so long as I kept pace, kept *nasal breathing and kept hydrated, …